Safeguarding Statement

 

At Merebrook Infant School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

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 abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016), Working Together to Safeguard Children and Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board's multi-agency procedures and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. 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 parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Tracy Hurwood (Head of School).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads is Mrs Alison Gardner (Learning Mentor).

The Child Protection Policy is available in the Parents / Policies tab.

If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Soheila Mathison (Executive Head Teacher).