Safeguarding at Byron Court Primary School
Children, please speak to a trusted adult if you have any worries or if you want to report a concern.
Remember you can always speak to a trusted adult in school, at home or call Childline on 0800 1111.
Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy by clicking the following link:
'Keeping Children Safe is EVERYONE's Responsibility'
Byron Court Primary School is committed to safeguarding all children.
Our Safeguarding Team
The following staff members are part of our safeguarding team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Anita Samani
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Richard Sternberg & Jane Palmer
Safeguarding Governor: Farha Patel
If you wish to speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding team you can contact them at school on 0208 9042785 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of school hours we can also be contacted via the email:
If you have an Online safety concern you can call our Designated Safeguarding Lead on 0208 9042785 or email email@example.com
If you think a child or young person in Brent is at risk of harm or neglect please contact Brent Family Front Door
Peer on peer (child on child) sexual abuse and harassment
This helpline provides both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals. See section 21 on our safeguarding policy for our procedures.
Peer on peer sexual abuse and harassment is not acceptable and not tolerated. Sexual harassment refers to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that occurs online or offline. Sexual harassment violates a pupil’s dignity and makes them feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated, and can create a hostile, sexualised or offensive environment. If left unchallenged, sexual harassment can create an atmosphere that normalises inappropriate behaviour and may lead to sexual violence.
Sexual harassment could include:
Sexual “jokes” and taunting.
Physical behaviour, such as deliberately brushing against another pupil.
Online sexual harassment, including non-consensual sharing of images and videos and consensual sharing of sexual images and videos (often known as sexting), inappropriate comments on social media, exploitation, coercion and threats.
'STOP IT NOW' are a child protection charity who work to prevent child sexual abuse by making sure adults know what they can do to keep children safe. Through their anonymous and confidential online advice and self-help resources they can help you:
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Many of the things we do in school to help pupils become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.
Find out more in our leaflet:
Keeping safe from bullying is an integral part of our RHEd curriculum. Through our values-based curriculum pupils learn how to behave towards each other promoting the British values of tolerance and mutual respect.
In our recent safeguarding review, pupils told us that bullying is extremely upsetting, but children spoke confidently about different types of bullying and what to do if they were being bullied. Children were able to distinguish between ad hoc name calling and persistent bullying as a result of our teaching and approach to bullying. We learn all about how to Speak Out and Stay Safe at school using the NSPCC resources: