Our top priority is

Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children 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; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.” – DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education

East Barnet School recognises the contribution it makes in partnership with other local agencies in safeguarding children. All staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm and keeping them safe.

We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. Our emphasis is on prevention and early intervention to minimise any risk to our students.

East Barnet School follows the Barnet Local Safeguarding Board procedures and acts on advice taken from the government document, Keeping Children Safe in Education.

If you or your child are ever concerned about safety then please contact the Form Tutor, Head of Year or member of the Safeguarding Team.

Mental Health in Schools Award

East Barnet School was delighted to be awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools ‘School Mental Health Award’ at Silver Level in March 2020. The school was recognised by the Lead Coach as having a warm and nurturing environment where staff and students are well supported.

Click here to learn more about student wellbeing at East Barnet School.

Safeguarding at East Barnet School

At EBS keeping students safe is our main priority. If you have any concerns then please report to a member of the Safeguarding Team.

ebs safeguarding team
L - R: Mrs S. Brennan (Safeguarding Officer - Young Carers), Mrs J. Connick (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)), Miss L. Coffill (Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)), Mrs J. Idress (Safeguarding Officer), Ms A. Brady (Early Help Coordinator).

Safeguarding Team

MISS L. COFFILL
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

MRS J. CONNICK
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

MRS S. BRENNAN
Safeguarding Officer

MRS A. BRADY
Early Help Coordinator

MR C. DRUGAN
Safegurading Advisor (Prevent)

MRS M. DURAKU
Safeguarding Advisor (E-Safety)

MRS J. IDRESS
Safeguarding Advisor

MISS M. ZAMAN
Safeguarding Officer (Maternity Leave)

MS SUSIE MCDONALD
Safeguarding Governor

Internet Safety Advice: Stay Safe Online

East Barnet School is committed to helping parents keep their children safe online.

Keeping your child safe online does not have to be a daunting task. There is a lot of advice out there, and there are plenty of tutorials explaining how to keep your home PC and your children safe, some of which we have shared on this page. Childnet International has some really great information sheets which can be downloaded below:

Useful Websites

Instruction Videos

If you are struggling to secure your home network and router, some of the top providers have supplied some videos to help you overcome any difficulty you are having.