Safeguarding and Child Protection at The Beeches Community Primary School 

Safeguarding at The Beeches Community Primary School is paramount and everyone's responsibility. Both Staff and Governors are committed to ensuring every child, who is a pupil at our school, is safe and protected from harm.

Our Safeguarding policy has been developed to also ensure that there is appropriate provision in place to ensure that our pupils are safe and adopt safe behaviour, and that staff, governors, volunteers, visitors and parents are aware of the expected behaviours and legal responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils.

To achieve this we aim to:

The Beeches Community Primary's Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Stephen Capper (Co-Headteacher) supported by the following alternates: Rachel G Walker (Co-Headteacher), Nick Christian (Assistant Headteacher), Jane Hardy (Assistant SENDCo), Charlotte Richardson (Families and Community), Caroline Chilver (Early Years Phase Leader) and Jo Cox (Senior Nursery Nurse). 

Our safeguarding Governor is Christine Shaw. 

Safeguarding DSL Poster April 2024.pdf

Visitors to the School

Support for parents and families is available through Clare Hurren, our Home School Liaison Manager and Charlotte Richardson our Communities and Families Lead. Click here to find out more about the support available in school. 

Link to Support for families and the community page

Reporting a Concern

In the event that you are concerned about a young person below is a list of useful contacts:

Low Level Concerns

A low-level concern is any concern – no matter how small (even if no more than causing a sense of unease or a 'nagging doubt') - that an adult working in or on behalf of the School may have acted in a way that is inconsistent with the Staff Code of Conduct, including inappropriate conduct outside of work. This can be reported to a member of our Safeguarding Team.

County Lines

This leaflet has come from Suffolk Headlines.

County Lines is the organised crime that is being drafted in from London into Suffolk especially Ipswich, it is gang and drug related, recruiting young people in the Ipswich area to sell drugs and commit crime for the gangs.

If you are concerned about a minor being involved please use the contact details on the leaflet to report these concerns. 

Please watch the latest video and keep County Lines to the forefront of your minds. 

County Lines Advice Leaflet.pdf


Keeping safe online is very important to us at The Beeches Community Primary School.

We aim to keep our pupils safe online and also when using mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. We feel it is important to educate our children on the benefits, risks and responsibility of using information technology.

All of our pupils and staff have signed our acceptable use of technology agreements and regular updates, reminders and training is given to both staff and pupils.

Our e-safety lead is Mr Capper

Useful links to promote and learn about e-safety include:

E-safety magazine from Alan Mackenzie

#DITTO is a free online safety magazine from e-safety adviser, Alan Mackenzie, aimed at schools, organisations and parents. The content looks at risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. 

You can find the latest edition of #DITTO here:

Link to e-safety page