Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
Our team at school
Rebecca Leek, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and point of contact for PREVENT
Hetty Chance,Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and designated teacher for Children in Care
For further information and our safeguarding policies please see our Policies page
Please contact Rebecca or Hetty if you have any concerns regarding a child or adult who attends, works at or visits Bealings School.
Safeguarding at Bealings
Keeping ourselves and each other safe is part of our culture here at Bealings. We see ourselves as a community, and this means all of us have a role to play.
We have built an ethos of care, openness and mindful responsibility. We seek to be open with each other and all views are listened to and discussed.
Our morning gatherings are especially important because here we reflect together on how we can be happy, creative and safe in the world.
We look for opportunities where children can learn to self-regulate and make decisions. This means building in an element of risk into the day. This is seen in Year 6 pupils leading clubs for younger children (with an adult present but rarely intervening). It means children taking responsibility for equipment outside and learning to cross the road safely independently (by Year 6).
We are an open community and we welcome visitors into our school. We have clear processes for these visits so that children’s safety is never compromised. Equally, it means that parents are very welcome in our school and this means that any concern can be shared – we are always available.
All staff receive annual and regular training. This includes training on any updates and changes to KCSIE. Training and awareness for safeguarding is always ongoing. This will mean updates in staff meetings, sharing of new resources via emails, weekly briefings, and cafe staff meetings.
Please contact us with any concerns or worries, no matter how small. This can help us to activate our Early Help Offer and prevent more serious issues escalating. This is a really important part of safeguarding. To learn more about our Early Help Offer click here.
As well as being a tool for good, the internet has become an ever-increasing danger in our children’s lives. We want to give our pupils the skills to navigate this space safely and responsibly, allowing them to benefit positively from all that it has to offer. Click here to find out more.
A common misconception can be that Prevent concerns do not arise in Suffolk, however they absolutely do. We take our prevent duties extremely seriously. To find out more click here.