Keeping Children Safe
We take Child Protection very seriously. If you have concerns for the welfare of a pupil of our school, please contact Mr Newton, Head Teacher and Designated Person for Child Protection
We recognise that schools play an intrinsic role in keeping children safe and promoting their welfare. The close, professional relationships that develop between pupils and staff in our school place our professionals in a prime position to recognise signs that may cause concern.
All adults in our school, including volunteers who have regular contact with our children, are subject to Enhanced DBS Checking. Staff and volunteers receive guidance on keeping our children safe in our care and a culture of open, frank and direct discussion is encouraged surrounding the welfare of children. We place the child at the centre of our work.
Our school operates an 'inter-agency' approach to safeguarding and Child Protection and work closely with Shropshire Safeguarding Children's Board. The 'COMPASS' portal provides access to specialist services, including:
- social workers
- targeted youth workers
- family support workers
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Family Information Service
- child sexual exploitation/missing coordinator
- information coordinators
A useful guide to 'COMPASS' for parents and carers has been compiled, which you can access by following this link.
"What do I do if I'm concerned for the welfare or safety of a pupil at Barrow 1618?"
Our School's Designated Person for Safeguarding & Child Protection is the Head Teacher, Mr Joe Leppington. Please speak with him directly to bring any concerns you have to his attention - however insignificant they may seem.
In his absence, concerns can be shared with the Deputy Designated Persons, Mrs Kate Preston, who is the school's E.Y.F.S. (Reception) Class Teacher and Mr. Kieran Holmes who teaches Year 3 and 4 (Ash Tree Class).