Safeguarding and eSafety


Barton Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please explore our policies below.

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 our concerns about our pupils with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would contrary to the child's welfare. 

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism .

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Melanie O'Dell, Headteacher

The Safeguarding Team

Barton Junior School has a highly committed and skilled team overseeing all aspects of safeguarding within the school.  All the team are trained and promote proactive safeguarding to all students. 


Our Safeguarding Team:

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Melanie O'Dell


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mary McConnell

Pupil and Parent Support Officer

Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Sophie Biot

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lydia Newington

Deputy Headteacher

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Anna Mackay

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tina O'Shaughnessy

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Kent Safeguarding Children multi-agency partnership

As a relevant agency, Barton Junior School is committed to the vision -

To protect children from harm and prevent them from the risk of being harmed, support their recovery from harmful situations and improve our services through learning.

The Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership Arrangements can be viewed by clicking here:


Useful Links

NSPCC Website

Report Abuse

Parent Safe

Online safety websites

Internet matters

NSPCC - Online safety

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