Safeguarding statement

At Bigland Green Primary School, there is nothing more important than the physical and emotional health and well-being of our pupils and staff members.  As such the school has created and works relentlessly to maintain a climate in which staff members, pupils, parents, governors and visitors feel able to voice concerns comfortably; knowing that effective actions will be taken.  Bigland Green is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in the school community, particularly the pupils.  At Bigland Green, safeguarding is ‘everyone’s responsibility’.  All staff members and volunteers are encouraged to raise any concerns they have about poor or unsafe practices and potential failures in the school safeguarding duties.  They can use the suggestion boxes around the school or follow the relevant policy to share their concerns.


Children learn well if they feel safe and secure.

The school has a statutory duty and a pastoral responsibility to safeguard its pupils and protect their well-being. The school’s safeguarding and child protection policy is based on the latest DfE guidance and procedures of Tower Hamlets.

This involves protection from any form of abuse or harm including protection from radicalisation and extremism.   Key features of the school’s safeguarding and child protection policy states that the school will:

  1. Liaise with other agencies involved in safeguarding and child protection such as the police and children’s social care;
  2. Contribute to the prevention of child abuse by teaching both awareness of potential dangers and strategies which help children to protect themselves;
  3. Ensure that staff take part in training courses that lead to greater professional awareness of the issues involved in safeguarding and child protection;
  4. Promptly refer suspected cases of child abuse to children’s social care or to the policy, and;
  5. Carry out the necessary checks on staff, volunteers and governors to ensure that they are suitable to work with children and young people.