St John's C of E Infant School Safeguarding Statement
St John's C of E Infant School recognises the important responsibility for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children. The school’s policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors, school club providers and any contractors working on the school site. This includes staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff, volunteers etc. have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safer Recruitment procedures.
- Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills to keep them safe
- Developing and implementing procedures and training for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
- Supporting pupils who have been abused, in accordance with an agreed, child-centered plan
- Establishing a safe and nurturing environment, free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily
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 are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have a reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Team is:
Lead – Mrs Marion Stevens, Head Teacher
Inclusion Lead – Mrs Sophie Ireland
Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Alice Jones
If you are concerned about the safeguarding of a child at any time, please contact Surrey children’s single point of access 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday.
C-SPA on 0300 470 9100
During evenings, weekends, bank holidays and school holidays the Emergency Duty Team is available:
Phone: 01483 517898
You can contact the school Safeguarding leads Mrs. Stevens or Mrs. Ireland 9am - 5pm during term times.
DSL@stjohns-farnham.surrey.sch.uk or telephone 01428 713216
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Surrey have a website for parents and children offering advice on Children and Young people's wellbeing and mental health.
If you know a family, child or young person in need of help, you might like to point them in the direction of the Surrey website. You can get advice and information or ask for further support.
The children's mental health charity, Place2Be, has a website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children. Advice can be found on over forty topics including:
- Understanding sibling rivalry?
- My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
- My child has trouble going to sleep
- My child says ‘I hate you!’
- Cultural identity: who am I?
The Parenting Smart website can found here: https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/
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