A link to our information about Staying Safe on the Internet is available here.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children.
Schools should work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
At The Brent Primary School we are fully committed to our statutory duty to safeguard all pupils. Safeguarding is a wide ranging and overarching policy of our school which includes Child Protection, Health and Safety and e-Safety.
Please read our Safeguarding Policy and we have also produced a Safeguarding Children Leaflet for Parents.
Key Contact Personnel in School
Designated Safeguarding Lead: David McBride – Head of School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Sue Nicholson – Executive Headteacher Sarah Rye – Deputy Head of School Debby Clucas – Family Support Manager
Safeguarding Governor: Kelly Grehan
Staff at The Brent Primary School have undertaken the PREVENT online training.
If at any time you should have any concerns around safeguarding matters please contact any of the staff above.
NSPCC’s PANTS rules
The NSPCC visited our school and delivered their 'Speak out. Stay safe.' assembly to share information with our children about how they can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries.
It was a very worthwhile and empowering session for both pupils and teachers. They spoke to the children and staff about the valuable work they do across the country, and talked about how important it is for everyone in our school community to join them in their 'fight for every childhood'.
Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC's work in schools encourages conversations about staying safe - and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help carry on the conversation afterwards. This includes 'The Underwear Rule', a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse - without using scary words or even mentioning sex.
Children learnt the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for:
Privates are private
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means no
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up, someone can help
The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at www.nspcc.org.uk/pants.