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Safeguarding Statement


Falkand Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in our section on policies. 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.  

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Linda Wood and Mrs Kavash Bamfield (Headteacher and Deputy Head). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Laura Dove (Inclusion Lead). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Cathie Read. 

If there is immediate risk of harm to a child, call the Police on 999.

If you are concerned about a child in West Berkshire, it is important that you talk to someone about this. Don’t ignore your concerns or delay taking action.

Please contact Contact Advice Assessment Service (CAAS) within working hours on 01635 503090 for a member of staff to deal with your concern, alternatively email child@westberks.gov.uk.

Children’s Services Out of Hours Emergency Duty Service (EDT)

EDT are available when the West Berkshire Council offices are closed if there is an emergency safeguarding concern. This includes evenings, 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays. Please contact EDT by telephone on 01344 786543 or email edt@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites.  

We understand that a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school.

We respect and support a parent's right not to have photographs of your child used for these purposes.

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