Merrow Junior School 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01483 598544
Nominated Child Protection Governor:
- Mr Steven Hextall - email@example.com
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is also available in paper copy from the school office, or by request to Mrs. Steer, School Office Manager
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy is available here,
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.
Merrow Junior School is now part of the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.
Please click on the attached link for further information.
Useful links for Parents / Carers: