At Broadmead Lower, the safety and welfare of our children is our utmost priority.  The school ensures that all staff receive regular and relevant training and that all staff and volunteers have the required DBS checks in place.

The Lead Designated Person for Safeguarding is the Headteacher, Mrs Sharon Horobin.

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are  Mrs Debbie Cosbie-Ross and Mrs Beverley Gray 

 The governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Steve Bishenden.

Since September 2015, Broadmead has been participating in the RELAY Scheme in partnership with Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire Police. The scheme is changing its name and is now called the Domestic Abuse Notification Scheme (D.A.N.S)

The D.A.N.S acts as a school notification service where incidents of domestic abuse have been reported in the previous 24 hours to Bedfordshire Police from households where children reside and are on the school roll.

The D.A.N.S is coordinated by the Safeguarding Lead at our school and is facilitated by the Early Help HUB within the MASH team at Bedford Borough Children’s Services. The Scheme has been implemented within the majority of schools in Bedford Borough.

 Please click here for a copy of the letter.

Click on this link to see Broadmead Lower School's Child Protection Policy.


Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Department for Education has produced a document called “Keeping Children Safe in Education”.  This provides schools with statutory guidance on how to keep pupils safe.