Safeguarding Statement at Puttenham CofE Infant School
Puttenham CofE Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and safeguarding procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are familiar with our policy and procedures. Parents, carers and visitors to the school are encouraged to read the policy which can be found on our website or a paper copy is available from the school office.
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 pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a decision would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you are concerned about the safeguarding of a child at any time, please contact a member of the Safeguarding team as soon as possible.
Puttenham CofE Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)
Miss Anna De Filippis – Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Elizabeth Dynan – SENco and Senior teacher - Deputy DSL
Mrs Wendy Hazzard – Administrator - Deputy DSL
Mrs L Yule – Child Protection and Safeguarding Governor
Mrs A Pieterse - Chair of Governors and Deputy Safeguarding Governor
Please record your concern and any evidence and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible on the same day. Do not conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff, which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with the children, then you must report this to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in confidence. The DSL will refer the matter to the Head Teacher (or Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Head Teacher) who will consider the action to be taken. The LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer can be contacted via the Surrey Safeguarding Board website – www.surreyscb.org.uk)
DO NOT DELAY IN REPORTING A CONCERN ABOUT A CHILD. REMEMBER IF THE DSL’S ARE NOT AVAILABLE AND YOU HAVE A CONCERN THAT A CHILD IS AT RISK OF HARM YOU CAN REPORT TO SURREY CHILDREN'S SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS (C-SPA) ON: 0300 470 9100