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Safeguarding is always a priority at Burrington C of E Primary School.

We rigorously follow regulations regarding keeping our children safe ensuring that all adults who work in school are aware of our policies and routines.


The school safeguarding policy is also available on the policies area of the website.

Please contact any of the safeguarding team detailed below if you have any concerns over the safety of a child.

All volunteers receive a safeguarding workshop with the head before starting to volunteer at the school and an annual update.

All school staff are appropriately vetted and hold a DBS or CRB.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Joskey

Deputy Safeguarding Lead:  Oscar Chambers-Smith

Nominated Governors responsible for Child Protection:  Rev'd Andrew Hemming

Local Authority safeguarding lead:  Joanne Bocko

Local Authority Designation officer for Allegations: 01275 888808

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, you MUST speak to us.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare.

It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy for the Federation of Burrington and Wrington Church Schools September 2021 (based on North Somerset Model Policy)

Addendum to Safeguarding Policy for Covid 19 school closure with updates

Prevent Strategy

Since 1st July 2015 all schools have been subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".

This duty is known as the Prevent Duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies, including all primary and secondary schools.

Schools can build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by providing a safe environment for debating controversial issues and helping children to understand how they can influence and participate in decision making. Schools are already expected to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils and, within this, fundamental British values.

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Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - Procedural Information

Since 21st October 2015 it has been mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, that someone under 18 has undergone FGM.

To obtain more information on FGM please click the link below - Keeping children safe in education.


Burrington C of E  Primary School recognises the benefits and opportunities that new technologies offer to teaching and learning.

We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. 

The E-Safety Policy is available within the policy area of the website.

Additional sites that will support your knowledge of being safe online:











Keeping Children Safe in Education

Please click on the link below to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education.

Please find supporting documents in relation to how the school keeps your child safe and the safeguarding procedures it will follow. It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance and provide consent that they have done so (a register exists to determine this). Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Guidance for Safer Working Practices

Guidance for Safer Working Practices


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North Somerset Safeguarding Children's Board