Our prime responsibility as a school is to ensure that all children are safe.
Bookwell Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers.
We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:
•Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
•Confident, well-rounded individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
•Responsible citizens who will make a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.
This is best achieved when we all work together to support the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on knowing not just about our children’s learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school and community.
We actively support the Government's Prevent agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Safeguarding section of our website.
The Designated Safeguarding lead for Bookwell Primary School is:
Mr R Hardy (Head Teacher)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead for Bookwell Primary School is:
Mrs S Wolfenden (Deputy Head)
The Governor for Safeguarding responsibility is
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the policy at all times. This expectation is displayed on the school’s staff noticeboard, as explained in the Staff Handbook and in the visitors leaflet. (Available at the school office)
All adults in school are expected to read the DfE booklet: Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022.
Further information about safeguarding children in Cumbria can be found on the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Board website.