It is the aim of all staff at Bankside Primary School to create a culture of vigilance where our children’s welfare is promoted and where timely and appropriate safeguarding action is taken if needed.

Here at Bankside we want the best for everyone and the best from everyone.

Bankside is a safe place for children, where our responsibilities for safeguarding children are taken seriously.

Our school fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding. All staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting and safeguarding the children in our care; our children’s welfare is our paramount concern.

The Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO) is Sarah Rutty (Headteacher)

The Child Protection Leader is Annie Pearson (Emotional Welfare and Family Leader)

The Deputy DCPO’s are Kauser Jan, Simone Walton, Hannah Danby, Hannah Cloke (Assistant Headteachers)

The Chair of Governors and DCPO is Rebekah Besford

Click on the link to see our Safeguarding Team Safeguarding Poster

Useful Links for Parents

NSPCC: Parent’s guide to preventing abuse

NSPCC: Share Aware – Help your child stay safe online

We take E-Safety very seriously in school and use the S.M.A.R.T. rules to ensure all our children stay safe online.

NSPCC: – Parent’s guide to social networks

Protecting your children from abuse online

Social_Media_Guidance – Children safe online


Policies related to Safeguarding