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At Bucklesham Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority.

We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.

We will ensure that:

  • The welfare of the child remains paramount
  • All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately

We have a duty of care to refer to Social Services if there are any concerns regarding safeguarding. In some circumstances this may happen without the consent or knowledge of parents/carers.

All Staff at Bucklesham are trained to government requirements related to safeguarding children, this includes our volunteers. Three designated members of staff and a designated governor have received full training in respect of safeguarding issues.

Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Miss Rachael Rudge 

Alternate Safeguarding Leads: Miss Jo Nash  Mrs Rebekah Cordle

Lead on Prevent Duty:  Miss Rachael Rudge 

Online Safety Leads:  Miss Rachael Rudge 

Designated Governor: Tina Cantalonotto

We support our children’s use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection. We provide our students with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.

For more information please see the Bucklesham Safeguarding Policy .A hard copy can also be requested from the school office along with other safeguarding information leaflets.

To speak to a member of staff about a safeguarding issue, please contact the school office and/or use the phone numbers displayed in the school entrance area which are Customer First 08088004005 or Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or 999.

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