Safeguarding and Child Protection


All children have the right to grow up safe from harm. 

No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works at Burnham Grammar School has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible for Child Protection who you should speak to in confidence if you are worried about the safety of a child is Mr Lennon. 



The safeguarding team at Burnham Grammar School is: 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Lennon 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Mahadevappa

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Burrows 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mr Bray 


You can read the Burnham Grammar School Child Protection Policy here. 



National Online Safety Notice


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know. 


Get safe online logo

For information about how to stay safe while using the Internet, please read advice from 


County Lines 

What is county lines exploitation?
County lines is a major, cross-cutting issue involving drugs, violence, gangs, safeguarding, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and missing persons; and the response to tackle it involves the police, the National Crime Agency, a wide range of Government departments, local government agencies and VCS (voluntary and community sector) organisations.

(please download document at the end of this page for more information and guidance on County Lines)


'Sexting' is an increasingly common activity among children and young people, where they share inappropriate or explicit images online or through mobile phones. It can also refer to written messages.

As a parent, it is important to understand the risks so that you can talk to your child about how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.


Follow the link below for advice and support on how you can reduce the risks associated with Sexting. – Sexting – NSPCC


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting.

Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence.

There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn't enhance fertility and it doesn't make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.

For more information on FGM, click the link below.  If you’re concerned that a child has been the victim of, or is at risk of FGM, don’t delay – Contact the Police on 999


British Transport Police non-emergency anonymous text number: 61016 


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people:



Please note that Burnham Grammar School can not be held responsible for the content of external websites. 



Page Downloads Date  
County Lines Guidance 30th Nov 2018 Download
Sexting Information for Parents 01st Feb 2019 Download
Child Protection 28th Feb 2019 Download
Safeguarding in Context at BGS 12th Jun 2019 Download