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 Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance to us at Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School; this page is designed for parents and families to help us work together. It is important to remember that safeguarding is EVERYONE's responsibility and every adult in a child's life should do what they can to ensure children are (and feel) safe, loved and respected in order for them to flourish.

Safeguarding is woven into our curriculum through PSHCE lessons, Computing and online safety, collective worship, communication and debate lessons, dedicated wellbeing time and through special events and external visitors.  

Our Safeguarding leads are here to offer confidential support to parents as well as to provide training, advice and guidance to staff.

  • Mrs Burkes ( Executive Headteacher/ Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Miss Whittaker (Head of School/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mr Hewitt (Pastoral Manager/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Miss Aspinall (Attendance Officer/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

These staff attend regular update meetings and regular training in all aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection, including Prevent, Online Safety, Domestic Abuse, Early Help and Safer Recruitment.

Every member of staff, regardless of role, and governor in school have achieved Level 1 Safeguarding Training as a minimum, which is updated annually, with many team members having furthered their training in other aspects of safeguarding children. 

If any parents, families or visitors have concerns about the welfare or safety of any children at Bedford Hall, please contact any of our safeguarding leads without delay. 


Further reading for parents can be found on the following websites:

Internet Matters
From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices.

Support for parents and carers from the NSPCC.

Information for parent and carers for setting up parental controls.

Parent info
Parent info provides support and guidance for parents.

Thinkuknow is an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media enables parents to review apps, games, movies, books, etc that children may be interested in.