All members of staff, governors, volunteers, visitors and parents/carers at Berry Pomeroy Parochial CE Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any child protection or safeguarding concerns please speak with:
Acting Head teacher -Natalie Last – Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)
Fiona Dean – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Office (DDSO)
If the Acting Headteacher is not available – this also refers to by phone or email, please speak to
Teacher in Charge who will liaise with the Head teacher and the SENDCO
or any head teacher from the local area.
Our Child Protection Governor is Jemma Major
At Berry Pomeroy Primary School we want all pupils to:
enjoy their time at school;
feel welcome, valued, happy and safe and make friends;
grow in confidence
make academic progress;
be honest, trustworthy, fair and polite;
follow our school rules;
know that adults in school take seriously the things children tell them.
We are committed to working in partnership with parents/carers so that every child can achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution to the life of our school. We understand that parents/carers send their child(ren) to our school each day with the expectation that we provide a secure and stimulating environment in which their child(ren) can flourish.
On rare occasions our concern about a pupil may mean that school staff have to consult other agencies even before they contact parents/carers. The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Local Authority and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. Reference copies of our policies are kept in the school office and will be available on the website.
Parents can now call a free, 24-hour NSPCC helpline if they are concerned about their children becoming radicalised.
Counsellors from the NSPCC have been trained by experts from the Home Office to advise parents on how to spot signs of radicalisation in children who could fall victim to online groomers.
The helpline is also available for parents who want to know how to reassure children worried about terrorist attacks taking place.
Signs which may hint towards radicalisation in children
They isolate themselves from family and friends
They become disrespectful or ask inappropriate questions
They seem to be more angry or agressive
They have an unhealthy obsession for websites about terrorists
Their speech seems scripted when talking about radicalised ideas
Children who may be targeted by online groomers
Those with low self-esteem
Those with a history of gang membership
Those with a history of being bullying
Adults can ring the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week