At Broughton Fields we are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the well-being of our children. We endeavour to protect and prevent children from experiencing harm and are vigilant for signs a child and/or their family may need some extra support. Our aim is to establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, can identify adults they can talk to and share their worries with and know they will be actively listened to.
Safeguarding is everybody’s business. Staff are aware of signs a child could be experiencing abuse or is at risk of exploitation (including radicalisation or county lines). We also regularly review school attendance for persistent absence. When concerns are raised we may work with the child and their parents/carers to offer early help or refer to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in accordance with the ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018’ document for them to undertake enquiries if it is thought a child has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Nick Hearn -Headteacher
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Hayley Hughes -Deputy Headteacher, SENDCo
Our other Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Jo Garvey-Children and Families Officer
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Richard Wardman
If you have any concerns about a child please ask to speak to one of our safeguarding leads. You can also contact the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Hub (MASH) directly on 01908 253169/70 (or out of Hours on 01908 265545). Please see details about MASH here: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/milton-keynes-multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-mash
The NSPCC also provide support and advice on 0808 800 5000 (10am-4pm Monday to Friday) or 24 hours a day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or their website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/#1
If you suspect someone is in immediate danger call 999.
For concerns relating to a member of staff please contact Mr Hearn, Headteacher, either directly in school, by telephone on 01908 235994 or email email@example.com
Safeguarding is taught to the children regularly, particularly through our PSHE lessons and Computing lessons. A Year 4 child recently created this short presentation about online safety in her computing lessons.
Types of abuse, what to look for, how to support: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/
Questions about Radicalisation and PREVENT strategy: https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
Working Together To Safeguard children 2018: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/942454/Working_together_to_safeguard_children_inter_agency_guidance.pdf
Keeping Children Safe In Education (2022) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1101454/Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2022.pdf