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The safety and welfare of our pupils is of upmost importance to us at Barcroft Primary School


All staff in school undertake ‘Level 1 Child Protection Training’ annually.


Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Locke (Head of School)


Our Assistant Headteachers are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mr Bond, Mrs Edwards and Miss Phillips.


Our Learning Mentor is also a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Cross.


Federation Safeguarding Manager: Mrs Seona Baker


Click on the links below to view our policies and procedures in relation to ensuring the safety and well-being of our pupils.


If you have a concern about a particular child in our school, in the first instance, you are encouraged to report it to the Head of School.

Alternatively, if you cannot reach anyone in school, you can contact The Multi-Agency Safeguarding HUB (MASH). MASH is the first point of contact for any professional or concerned individual who has concerns about a child. They will provide consultation, advice and support and will make a decision regarding the most appropriate course of action.


MASH contact details: Telephone: 0300 555 2866 option 2


Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday           8.45-17.15

Friday                                8.45-16.45

Address: Civic Centre, 2nd floor, Darwall Street Walsall WS1 1TP


Outside these hours, you should contact the Emergency Response Team

Telephone: 0300 555 2922 or 0300 555 2836


Domestic Abuse


Operation Encompass was launched in Plymouth in 2011 to ensure early sharing of information between police and schools.


The vision is to safeguard children and young people and directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse.


Further information on Operation Encompass can be found here:


Children and young people experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure. Domestic Abuse has been identified as an adverse childhood experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.


Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short, medium and long-term effects of domestic abuse.

Barcroft Primary School's Safeguarding Team

At Barcroft we are working in partnership with the NSPCC to deliver a programme called Speak out Stay safe.  This is an online safeguarding programme for children aged 5- to 11-years-old. The programme helps children understand:

  • abuse in all its forms and how to recognise signs of abuse
  • that abuse is never a child’s fault and that they have the right to be safe
  • where to get help and the sources of help available to them, including the Childline service.

Assemblies from Ant and Dec, support children to feel empowered and with the help of the mascot, Buddy the speech bubble, children will know they have the right to:

  • speak out and be heard
  • be safe
  • get help when they need it.


At Barcroft , we use the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule. This is designed to teach pupils how to stay safe through having relaxed and clear conversations, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories.  In the lesson, children will learn about the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for


  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help


The NSPCC is committed to protecting children and supporting families and there are many useful sources of information.

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