Merrow C of E Infant School

Safeguarding and Child Protection Information

Merrow CE Infant School is committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to our pupils. The health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.

 

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, please see our policies page.

On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parents/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

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

 

Our School Ethos: Where Children Matter Most!

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:  Mrs. Emma Hooper

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs. Frances Jewson

Please contact by email on head@merrow.surrey.sch.uk

by telephone on 01483 561501,

or ask at the school office for the Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy is available herein paper copy

from the entrance hall of the school, or by request to Mrs. Jewson, School Office Manager 

All staff working within our school who have substantial access to children have been checked as to their suitability, including verification of their identity, qualifications, and a satisfactory DBS check (according to KCSIE guidance). A single central record is kept for audit.

 Operation Encompass 

Merrow C of E Infant School is now part of the Operation Encompass scheme

which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police

and Surrey County Council. 

Please click on the attached link for further information.

Operation Encompass

 

Online Safety

Useful links for Parents / Carers:

Child Exploitation and and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Childnet International

UK Safer Internet Centre

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