Keeping Children Safe in our School

Keeping Children Safe at Beckfoot Phoenix School


‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2019’ is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2011. 

At Beckfoot Phoenix, we take our responsibilities within this guidance extremely seriously.  

This includes taking action to protect our children and learners from: 

  • neglect

  • physical abuse

  • sexual abuse

  • emotional abuse

  • child sexual exploitation (CSE)

  • bullying including cyberbullying

  • domestic violence

  • drugs and substance misuse

  • fabricated or induced illness

  • faith abuse

  • female genital mutilation (FGM)

  • forced marriage

  • gangs and youth violence

  • gender-based violence/violence against women and girls (VAWG)

  • mental health

  • poor parenting

  • private fostering

  • preventing radicalisation

  • sexting

  • teenage relationship abuse

  • trafficking

  • Racist, disability and homophobic or transphobic abuse

  • Issues specific to local area or population

    Other issues not listed that pose a risk to children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Everyone over 16 working or volunteering at the school is subject to an enhanced DBS check that prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children.  

All receive training in Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent strategies. 

The designated Senior Staff for Safeguarding and Child Protection in school is Sarah Lloyd.  The deputy Named Persons are: Rachel Stirland,  Gemma Wilson, Jason Patefield, and Tracy Young.

The designated Senior Staff for Preventing radicalised or extremist behaviour is Rachel Stirland.  The deputy Named Person for preventing radicalisation is Sarah Lloyd


Please contact the School Office for further information on our Safeguarding Policy, or to contact any of the named people regarding the safety of children in our school. 


Working together to safeguard children document