Merrow Schools Federation 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.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Dormer.
Designated Safeguarding Leads:
- Mrs Louisa Dormer - Executive Head Teacher: email@example.com / 01483 598544
- Mrs Kerry Bircher - SENCO: firstname.lastname@example.org
- INFANTS : Mrs Emma Hooper - Deputy Headteacher: email@example.com / 01483 561501
(also Mrs Fran Jewson - Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01483 561501)
- JUNIORS : Miss Georgie Furze - Deputy Headteacher: email@example.com / 01483 598544
(also Mrs Tracey Steer - Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01483 598544)
Nominated Child Protection Governor:
- Mr Steven Hextall - email@example.com
Our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy - Please click here to access this Policy,
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.
A paper copy of this Policy is available from the Junior School Office, or send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merrow Schools Federation is now part of the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.