John Emmerson Batty Primary School

John E Batty Primary School

John E Batty Primary School

T: 01642 483697

About Safeguarding

At John Emmerson Batty Primary School the welfare and safety of children who attend our school is our primary concern. We promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do.

Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, background, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.

All staff have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be at risk of harm or may be suffering harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse.

All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

All staff at John Emmerson Batty Primary School undergo a thorough safer recruitment and vetting process. We have a Safeguarding Team which consists of:

  • Safeguarding Officer, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):  Martin Kitchen (Head Teacher)
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL): Mrs Julie Norris (Deputy Head Teacher)
  • Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection: Mrs Lesley Webster (Chair of Governors)

If you have any concern about the welfare or safety of any child in our school community, please contact a member of the above team by calling 01642 483697. Alternatively you could make an arrangement to meet through the school office. Your concern will be treated as a priority by the team. If you wish to contact social services directly then call ‘First Contact’ at the South Tees Muti Agency Children’s Hub (MACH) on 01642 130700 or email .

We also have excellent links with the Local Authority Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Marianne Dixon. Through this link we are furnished with:

  • Up to date safeguarding information.
  • One to one training for the Nominated and Deputy Nominated Named Persons.
  • Individual advice and Guidance on request.
  • Staff and Governor Training
  • Access to Local Safeguarding Childrens Board Training

Signs of Safety Charter

As a school we are committed to working as closely as possible with other agencies to ensure the safety of the children in our care. As a school we have signed up to the Signs of Safety Charter which is our pledge to work in a joined up collaborative way with other relevant agencies.

Please see the charter and other supporting documents by clicking on the links below:

Signs of Safety Charter

Signs of Safety – Guide for Partners

Signs of Safety – Your Questions Answered