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Safeguarding Statement

Buckingham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all of our staff, visiting professionals and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Sometimes, when there are concerns about a child's welfare, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents and carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Duty to counter radicalism and extremism:  http://www.buckingham.richmond.sch.uk/radicalisation-and-extremism/

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Ms Caroline Boyle (Headteacher). 
  • Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Sarah Day (Senior Assistant Headteacher) 
  • The School Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is: Professor John Nicholson. 

Child Line Contact Details: 

0800 1111


Single Point of Access – (SPA)

To report a concern about a child or young person the following SPA agencies can be contacted: 

  • Richmond - Call 020 8547 5008 from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or 020 8770 5000 out-of-hours.
  • Hounslow – Call 020 8583 6600 option 2 or if Out-of-Hours (after 5.00 p.m. weekdays or weekends), call 020 8583 2222 and ask to speak to the duty social worker

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photographs and videos of their children’s school life, we are mindful of our duty of care towards all of our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and family members of their own children at school productions, sports days or other similar events are for the enjoyment of these individual families alone. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This includes the publishing of images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before all of our concerts and shows. All photographs taken by the school are for school use only and should not be reproduced in any way for any other purpose. If this does occur, the school would be required to take further action. 

Occasionally we arrange for photographs of school events or special achievements to feature in the local press. We also like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display boards around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used in this way, this can be made clear when you compete the school admission form when your child joins the school or you can opt out at any time by notifying the school office.

Radicalisation and Extremism

Buckingham Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At Buckingham Primary School all pupils, staff, school governors and visitors to our school are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

In formulating our view, the Governors have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who has called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.

Prevent Duty Guidance:


Domestic Abuse

If you require information and support on domestic abuse, contact:

  • Refuge UK wide 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • In an EMERGENCY, call the Police: 999 and press 55 when prompted if you can't speak

E-Safety Advice for Parents and Carers

Safer at Home Guidance  



Helpful Sites 

Official Safer Internet Day film for parents and carers

This page gives you information about Safer Internet Day 2024

Top tips for parents and carers to support their child to stay happy and safe online


Information on the apps mentioned above with links detailing how to report to the site, change privacy settings and key safety advice. 


A cross-government campaign aiming to improve online safety behaviour. 


This site gives information and allows you to report anything that worries or upsets your child online

A guide to popular social networking sites and apps.pdf

TES - Online Safety.pdf

Information for Parents and Carers.pdf

Sexual violence and sexual harassment

Buckingham Primary School follows the DfE’s advice about sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges.  

Sexual violence and sexual harassment can occur between two pupils of any sex. They can also occur through a group of pupils sexually assaulting or sexually harassing a single pupil or group of pupils.

It is more likely that girls will be the victims of sexual violence and more likely that sexual harassment will be perpetrated by boys.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment exist on a continuum and may overlap, they can occur online and offline (both physical and verbal) and are never acceptable.

Buckingham Primary School will ensure that all victims are taken seriously and offered appropriate support.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment is not acceptable at Buckingham Primary School. Behaviours such as making sexual remarks, grabbing bottoms, breasts and genitalia is not ‘banter’ or ‘having a laugh’ and will never be tolerated.

Buckingham Primary School recognises that the following pupils can be especially vulnerable to sexual violence and sexual harassment:

  • Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Pupils who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi, or Trans, Questioning (LGBTQ) or who are perceived to be LGBTQ by their peers.

 Further information is available within the school’s Policy for Child Protection and Safeguarding which is available under the School Policies tab on this website.

Any concerns relating to sexual violence and/or sexual harassment should be directed in writing to the Headteacher and will be fully investigated

 Richmond School Nursing Service

The Richmond School Nursing Service supports the health and well-being of children, young people and families. 

If you need advice or support with regard to school nursing (and health visiting) or you have health and emotional well-being concerns, you may contact the Duty Line number as shown below:

The Duty Line telephone number is:

03300 581679 

The line is open from Monday to Sunday - 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

If you have concerns about your child’s health or well-being and would like to discuss it with the school nursing service, the contact details are:

Telephone - 0330 0581679 

Email: clcht@0-19wandsorthandrichmondadmin@nhs.net

Post: Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Causeway House

13 The Causeway


TW11 0JR

As well as supporting schools and pupils where there are medical conditions, the school nursing service can support children, young people and families with advice on a number of health needs including bed-wetting, healthy eating, sleep and emotional well-being.

Please use the following link to find out more about the school nursing services:

School Nursing Services

Richmond School Nursing Primary


Thank you to all those who joined the parent workshop on the Zones of Regulation led by our Educational Psychologist, Andrea Lloyd, and the Inclusion Team. We hope you find the resources that we have shared here, useful in supporting your children's emotional development at home.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or if there is anything we can do to support you with this.

A5 marketplace postcard - Wondering Aloud.docx

Lay 8 Breathing.pdf

My Calming Sequence Visual.pdf

Size of the Problem Poster Display.pdf

The 6 Sides of Breathing.pdf

ZOR Inner Coach Activity.pdf

ZOR Inner Critic Activity.pdf

ZOR Parent Presentation (2).pptx

ZOR Poster Display.pdf

ZOR Toolbox for Older Children.pdf

ZOR Toolbox for Younger Children.pdf

ZOR Tools Menu.pdf

ZOR Vocabulary.pdf