“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.
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:
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.