What is Safeguarding:

Definition of Safeguarding

  • Protecting children and young people (under the age of 18) from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Types of abuse

Physical: Hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding.  It could also be fabrication, such as deliberately inducing illness in a child.

Sexual: Involves forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities.

Emotional: The persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and adverse effects on the child’s emotional development and wellbeing.

Neglect: The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.

Radicalisation: Refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.

Designated Safeguarding Team at Barton

Safeguarding Lead

Mr Mark Snow, Head Teacher

Safeguarding Deputies

Mrs Su Meredith, Deputy Head Teacher

Miss Charmain Armiger, Family Liaison Officer

Miss Petra Saunders, Early Years Lead

Mrs Gail Eagar, SENCO

Ms Tamsyn Lingard-Lane, Teacher

People you need to know

Children’s Reception Team  (CRT)

Public number: 0300 300 0117

In an Emergency ring 999

Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding Children’s Board

Telephone: 01983 814545

Email: LSCB@iow.gov.uk

Website: http://www.iowscb.org.uk

Postal address: IOWSCB, 1st Floor Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2EH

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Amanda Sheen

Telephone: 01983 823723

Email: lado@iow.gov.uk

Secure email: lado.gcsx@iow.gcsx.gov.uk

Postal address: Floor 3, County Hall, High Street, Newport, PO30 1UD


ChildLine: 0800 1111

Website:  http://www.childline.org.uk/



NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours) or text 88858.

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Ofsted: 0300 123 1231

Emergency Helpline: 0300 123 4666

OFSTED operate a confidential and anonymous helpline which you can phone on 0300 123 4666 if you feel concerned about the welfare of a child in an education setting. Reports of abuse or any other concerns will be investigated thoroughly by OFSTED and if they feel it necessary they will place the school or early years education setting under investigation. If OFSTED feel there is a safeguarding concern they will contact police or social services as appropriate. If you have serious safeguarding concerns you can do the same.


Email: enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk

Postal address: Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD

For further information please see the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies, both of which are available on the school website www.bartonprimaryschool.co.uk


If you have any concerns about a child, anyone is able to make a direct referral to either of the following:

Isle of Wight & Hampshire Children’s Services

0300 300117

Police: 101 or 999