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 have read, understood and follow our policies and procedures. All adults working with the children in school must carry out an annual safeguarding update and read 'Keeping children safe in education'. 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 by phoning 01483 810317 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 K Jones – Child Protection and Safeguarding Governor
Mrs A Pieterse - 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
Please click on the 'policies' tab to read our policies connected to safeguarding at Puttenham CofE Infant School.
Keeping children safe is our highest priority. Through our curriculum we support the children’s understanding of how to keep safe and what to do if they are worried.
Alongside our curriculum, we deliver a range of experiences to enrich and consolidate the children’s understanding of how to keep themselves safe. These include assemblies and activities in the themes of respectful relationships, anti-bullying and online safety. The school participates in Anti Bullying Week, Internet Safety Day and NSPCC campaigns.
Key Documents and Useful links
On line Safety
This is taught in discrete lessons each term as part of the RSHE and computing curriculum. The children are reminded of the online safety rules each time they use a device. We participate in the internet safety day each year.