Safeguarding and Child Protection 


We take the safety of our children very seriously. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to. We have clear policies in place to support our safeguarding practice and maintain an attitude of "it could happen here". 


If you have a concern regarding the safety and well-being of children please: 


  • Listen, Reassure, Support.
  • Never stop a child but don't push them to tell you more than they wish.
  • Do not promise confidentiality- make clear that you need to pass on information to those who may be able to help. 
  • Write an account of the conversation immediately, as close to verbatim as possible. 
  • Put the date and timings on the record, sign it, and give it to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) as soon as reasonably possible. 



Designated Safeguarding Leads: 


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Emily Burns- Deputy Headteacher

The Deputy DSLs are Vanessa Hicks (Headteacher), Anis Mahmud (Office Manager), Caroline Sharratt (Homeschool Link Worker), Vicki Clarke (ELSA), and Terry Smith (SENDCO)


At Bidbury Junior School, we are committed to the safety and happiness of all our pupils. If you are concerned about a child, please ask to talk to one of our Safeguarding Team.