Barby C.E Primary school is committed to the safety and well being of all students. This School is committed to providing a child safe environment, where our students are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.

Our aim is that children will enjoy their time in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and to make a positive contribution. We have a designated Safeguarding team comprising of 3 members of staff that students can speak to about any concerns they have about themselves or someone else.


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


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sally Beaton (Head Teacher). Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Cara Bolton (Deputy Head Teacher) and Mr Steve Hier. The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding in our school is Mr David Wickstead.

If you have any concerns regarding one of our pupils then do not hesitate to contact us either by telephoning the school office on 01788 880677, emailing the Head teacher at or speaking to us in person via the school office.


The Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 0300 126 1000 or out of hours on 01604 626938, email


The School has adopted the definition of the term 'Safeguarding' used in the Children Act 2004. In summary this is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully


The school's safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at school, in particular addressing these issues:


  • health & safety
  • bullying
  • other harassment and discrimination, including racism
  • physical intervention;
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • provision of medical first aid
  • drug and substance abuse
  • off-site visits
  • intimate care
  • internet & communications safety
  • physical security of the school site
  • protection from maltreatment
  • recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the site.

View our Child Protection Policy here: SAFEGUARDING POLICY Revised September 2020.pdf