The Trust and staff of Reading Primary Campus are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where students and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Reading primary Campus acknowledges the duties conferred by statute, including the Children Acts 1989 & 2004, Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the guidance contained in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, ‘What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused’, the current DfE Circular ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, as well as procedures produced by the Buckinghamshire County Council for use with its schools. The school safeguarding policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by students whilst they are the responsibility of the school.

There are four main elements to the school’s safeguarding work with students:

  1. a) Prevention – Through the teaching and pastoral support offered to students and providing a safe environment. We also inform students of potential risks and their ‘stay safe’ responsibilities, through assemblies and other activities.
    b) Procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
    c) Support to students who may have been abused or are at risk of abuse.
    d) Ensuring that we practise safe recruitment, checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

Out of hours:

Buckinghamshire: Call 01296 383962 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or 0800 999 7677 out of hours.

Reading: Call 0118 937 3641 from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, or 01344 786 543out of hours.

NSPCC: Speak to a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 800 5000, or text 88858.

Email help@nspcc.org.uk or contact us via Signvideo using British Sign Language (Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm).

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Stephens – Emma Stephens@focus-school.com

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Louise O’Toole – Louise O’Toole@focus-school.com

Safeguarding Trustee

Stephen Abernethie – stephen.abernethie@focus-school.com

Click here to view the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2018