Bilton Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects
all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
Should you have any concerns during your visit, please notify a member of staff to ask for one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Headteacher & DSL: Mrs Harris
EYFS DSL / SENCo: Miss Garvey
KS1 DSL & Deputy Head: Miss Greenaway
After School Club DSL: Miss Cleaver
You can report any concerns:
Telephone: 01788 811549
If a child is at immediate risk of serious harm requiring immediate action, call Warwickshire MASH on 01926 414144 (8.30 a.m-4 p.m.)
In the event of an emergency outside these hours contact 999.
Our safeguarding policies can can be found under ‘Key information’ - 'Policies' on our website.
Online safety information can be found on our website under 'Children' and 'Pupil leadership'
Our duty of care
Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.
We appreciate your respect when we show 'professional curiosity' in order to carry out our safeguarding duties.
Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded.
We act because we care.