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Safeguarding and Welfare

Who is the designated Safeguarding person at school.

Mr Lenton is the nominated teacher who leads on safeguarding children in school. Mr Ellis and Mrs Sumnall act as this person in his absence. If you have a safeguarding concern about any child/ren at school please contact Mr Lenton at deputy@boughtonheath.cheshire.sch.uk


My child needs to have medicine administered during school hours

If your child needs to have medicine administered during school hours, please complete a request administration for, and bring to the school office. 
The course of treatment must be discussed with a first aider before any medication is administered.


If my child is unwell, what do I do?

All of our guidance is in accordance with the advice given by the Health Protection Agency.  Please follow this link for more information regarding specific illnesses and their recommendations. 
If you child has been sick or has had diarrhoea we expect them to be kept at home for 48 hours after the last episode, in accordance with our First Aid Policy. 
If you are unsure please do not hesitate to ask.

Can I use a mobile phone on the school premises?

The use of mobile phones anywhere on the school premises is not recommended for pupils, parents, staff and visitors. Where mobile phones need to be used then there are specially designated areas within the school building where this has been agreed as being acceptable. 
Please do not use mobile phones on the school grounds unless absolutely necessary and certainly avoid from using them during school hours 8.45 - 3.45pm. 
If you are visiting school as a parent or volunteer please do not use your mobile phone without agreement from the headteacher. 
This guidance has been put into place to protect you as well as your children.  

Safeguarding Children
Mobile Phone / Camera Policy Statement
Boughton Heath Primary School is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and their families.

In line with government recommendations, mobile phones with in-built cameras and cameras should not be used by parents, volunteers, or staff unless full consent is gained in advance.

Within every day practice at Boughton Heath Primary School, staff will often use cameras as photographs are a key way to record information and support children’s learning and achievements. These are recorded on school data cards and their use is monitored.  
This policy statement supports this practice but aims to reassure parents that this will only occur with full parental consent and is in line with the School’s Safeguarding policies.

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