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The Beeches Community Primary School

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Safeguarding and Child Protection at The Beeches Community Primary School


Safeguarding at The Beeches Community Primary School is considered 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:

  • Promote safe practice, including regular staff training updates and ensuring safer recruitment procedures are in place.
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concerns regarding a child's welfare and take appropriate action to keep them safe.
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our pupils.


The Beeches Community Primary's Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Stephen Capper supported by the following alternate: Clare Hurren (Home School Liaison), Rachel G Walker (Deputy Headteacher), Jane Hardy (Attendance Lead),  Crystelle Edwards (Deputy Headteacher), Caroline Chilver (Early Years Phase Leader). Our Safeguarding Governor is Stephen Connelly. 

To see the full safeguarding policy and related policies please visit our prospectus and policies page.

Visitors to the School 


Please see below leaflets for both contractors and visitors to the school

Support for parents and families is available through Clare Hurren, our Home School Liaison Manager and Jane Hardy (Attendance Lead). Click here to find out more about the support available in school.

Reporting a Concern


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

County Lines


The leaflet below 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.






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 Pitt


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: http://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter


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