All staff at Beechwood Junior School take their responsibility for the safeguarding and duty of care to
all children and young people very seriously. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and deputies are :
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Lucy Baker (SENCO and Inclusion Lead)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Lucy Phillips (Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Catherine Street (Deputy Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead- Katie Furby (Assistant Head Teacher)
Adhering to Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023), all concerns are taken seriously and are
reported to the relevant agencies such as Southampton’s Children’s Resource Service (CRS) or Multi-
Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). We follow Southampton City Council‘s policies and procedures,
copies of which are available on our website or from the school office.
If you have a concern about sexual abuse or online grooming this should be reported directly using this link
Please see our official Beechwood Junior School Facebook page for regular safeguarding updates and information.
There is also a selection of leaflets with information about various topics below which you may find helpful:
Below are links to guidance related to keeping your child safe whilst online and other helpful safeguarding information for parents/carers
Please find below details of how out of hours help can be assessed by pupils and parents :
NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline:080 8800 5000
Southampton’s Children’s Resource Service Telephone number for members of the public: 023 8083 3004
Your child’s safety is our number one priority. For this reason we ask for your help in these ways:
– Inform us of collection arrangements via the ‘Collecting your child from school’ letter which can be
found in your induction pack or from the office. This is to notify us of your collection arrangements
for your child at the end of the school day. In the event of your child being collected by an adult who
does not have parental responsibility, we require a ‘safe word’ to be set up and kept on file. It is
important that you update this with our office team as soon as arrangements change.
We will not allow your child to leave the school premises during the school day unless we have
signed consent and you have notified us of the arrangements.
– Maintain up-to-date contact information and ensure there are at least two priority contacts on file.
We need to know how to reach you or a person named by you who will care for your child in an
emergency. It is important that you tell us promptly of any changes to ensure the correct details are
held on file.
We will always contact you if we feel that your child needs urgent medical attention. In the event of
an emergency if we are unable to reach you or a named contact, we will arrange for your child to be
taken to hospital following advice from relevant medical professionals.
For more information regarding safeguarding at Beechwood Junior School, please refer to our
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.