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Safeguarding Children Statement

All members of staff, governors, volunteers, visitors and parents/carers at Berry Pomeroy Parochial CE Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Berry Safeguarding DSL and DDSL

If you have any child protection or safeguarding concerns please speak with:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Jess Bowden - Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Fiona Dean

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Sarah Potter

Safeguarding Governor

Dan Cresswell

If the Headteacher is not available please speak to Fiona Dean or Sarah Potter.

At Berry Pomeroy Primary School we want all pupils to:

  • Enjoy their time at school;

  • Feel welcome, valued, happy and safe and make friends

  • Grow in confidence

  • Make academic progress

  • Be honest, trustworthy, fair and polite

  • Follow our school rules

  • Know that adults in school take seriously the
    things children tell them

Working in Partnership

We are committed to working in partnership with parents/carers so that every child can achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution to the life of our school.  We understand that parents/carers send their child(ren) to our school each day with the expectation that we provide a secure and stimulating environment in which their child(ren) can flourish.

On rare occasions, our concern about a pupil may mean that school staff have to consult other agencies even before they contact parents/carers.  The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Local Authority and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. Reference copies of our policies are kept in the school office and will be available on the website.

NSPCC Helpline

Parents can now call a free, 24-hour NSPCC helpline if they are concerned about their children becoming radicalised.

Counsellors from the NSPCC have been trained by experts from the Home Office to advise parents on how to spot signs of radicalisation in children who could fall victim to online groomers.

The helpline is also available for parents who want to know how to reassure children worried about terrorist attacks taking place.


Signs which may hint towards radicalisation in children

  • They isolate themselves from family and friends

  • They become disrespectful or ask inappropriate questions

  • They seem to be more angry or aggressive

  • They have an unhealthy obsession for websites about terrorists

  • Their speech seems scripted when talking about radicalised ideas

Children who may be targeted by online groomers

  • Those with low self-esteem

  • Those with a history of gang membership

  • Those with a history of being bullying

Adults can ring the NSPCC helpline on

0808 800 5000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Useful Links


Operation Encompass: Letter to Parents

Mobile Phone Policy

Safeguarding Leaflet

Youtube Safety Factsheet

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

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