Tel: 01642 483697 School Contact: Christine Upton Head Teacher: Mr Martin J. Kitchen

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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


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This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.