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Britannia Education Trust


Safeguarding Statement




Adopted by trustees: June 2017

Due for Review: June 2020



At Britannia Education Trust staff and trustees are concerned that all aspects of school life are ‘fair’ and ‘safe’ for pupils, staff, parents, carers and all our visitors.


The following policies and documents are all in place and designed to achieve a fair, safe and harmonious environment, in which children are safe from harm, know that staff have their welfare at heart and know that staff will always listen when they want to discuss a problem:


  • Safeguarding, Early Help and Child Protection Policy
  • Behaviour and Anti – Bullying Policy
  • Online Safety Policy
  • Looked After Children Policy
  • Equality Duty
  • ICT Acceptable Use Policy (Staff)
  • ICT Acceptable Use Policy (Pupils)
  • Safe Recruitment Manual (Newham Partnership Working)
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Attendance policy
  • Educational Visits Policy


All policies and guidance apply to all staff, trustees and volunteers working in school and are in place to ensure that:

  • The school practices ‘safe recruitment’ with regard to checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers who work in school
  • The school has a firmly embedded safeguarding and child protection policy which is brought to staff’s attention initially as part of their induction to school, then via further inset provision, including developing a clear understanding of procedures for identifying and reporting cases of suspected abuse and the provision of subsequent support for these children.
  • The school is a safe environment in which children thrive and develop.


Britannia Education Trust will fulfil its local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:


Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (DfE Sept 2018)


Key personnel for Britannia Education Trust are:

  • DSL trained                             Linda-May Bingham (Executive Headteacher)

                                                           Kiel Richardson (Head of School)

                                                           Helen Wylie (Early Years Leader)

                                                           Natasha Patel (Safeguarding and Home-School Liaison Officer)

  • Safer Recruitment Trained      Rachael Thackery (Business Manager)                                                                                                     Linda-May Bingham                                                                                                                                             Kiel Richardson 
  • Safeguarding Trustee:             Lynne Dawes



Staff Recruitment procedures are completed for all school staff and those working in school on a voluntary basis in accordance with the NPW Recruitment Manual.


Staff induction includes the following:


  • Duty of care
  • Standards of behaviour
  • Code of Conduct and Whistle Blowing
  • Educational Visits
  • After School Clubs
  • Health and Safety
  • First Aid and administration of medicines
  • Online Safety