The St Barnabas Safeguarding Team along with all the staff, volunteers and visitors to school aim to ensure that every child receives the best education possible. We work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere which develops the social and emotional needs of everyone. Children in school are nurtured, valued and treated equally. Worries, concerns and thoughts of children are listened to in an environment of mutual respect. We support our children and their families by assessing issues and working with the family and professionals both inside and outside of school to find solutions.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCO is Mrs Fisher.
Mrs Fisher can be contacted by phone on 07308 121116 (school mobile), ClassDojo or email: email@example.com
Our Safeguarding Team also includes:
Miss Hodgkinson Miss Perkins Miss Carr
Head Teacher Deputy Head KS1 & EYFS Leader
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
You can contact any member of the Safeguarding Team or member of staff if you have a concern relating to a child. You can contact the Safeguarding Team through the usual school number 01925 633606 or alternatively via Class Dojo.Our Welfare Team are usually available before and after school and can be found monitoring the playground/school gates in the mornings and the evenings.
Should you ever have urgent concerns for the immediate safety of a child you should contact the police.
For further advice, please visit https://www.warringtonsafeguardingpartnerships.org.uk/ - Warrington Safeguarding Partnership.
When working with practitioners from other agencies, at times there will be differences of opinion or concerns about professional practice in relation to a child, young person or family. If we feel that a practitioner, or an agency, is not acting in the best interests of the child, young person or family, we have the responsibility to respectfully challenge the practitioner, or agency, and escalate that concern if resolution is not achieved. We would use the Pan Cheshire Escalation Policy to effectively challenge any practice we feel is not in the best interest of the child, young person or family.Pan Cheshire Escalation Policy
Useful Information for Parents and Children
The Families Information Services / Mylifewarrington directory is a useful starting point for many sources of information.
Warrington Families information Service can give advice on lots of topics including finding a child minder, days out and local play groups.https://warrington.fsd.org.uk/kb5/warrington/directory/home.page
The Citizens Advice Bureau can offer help and assistance on many matters including debts, family law advice and housing issues. Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 0300 3309 091 (calls charged at local rate)
The NSPCC is an invaluable source of information on how to keep your child safe and live a happy life free from abuse.https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Educate against the Hate is a great resource for information on counter extremism, reporting of hate crimes and protecting you and your family against extremism and radicalisation.https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/?filter=safeguarding-advice-and-support
If you are worried about online abuse or the way that someone has been communicating with your child online you can contact CEOPS for help and advice.https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Forced marriage is illegal, it can happen in secret and it can alos be planned by parents, family or religious leaders. It may involve physical, sexual and emotional abuse. For more information and help you can contact: www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/forced-marriage/
(This document provides very useful links to the latest government guidance on a range of safeguarding matters)
NSPCC whistleblowing helpline- www.nspcc.org.uk
(CSE advice) www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Reporting tool for concerns over cyber bullying, e safety www.ceop.police.uk
Whatever your worry we can help. Call Childline for help and advice at anytime!
Telephone- 0800 1111