St. Mary’s Church of England (VA) Infant School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns about a child or adult, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads or a member of staff who will then cascade to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL)
Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead (DDSL)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Safeguarding relates to the broader aspects of education, for example, mental well-being of pupils and staff, health and safety, medical conditions, trips, first aid, online safety, risk assessments, children's and staff security.
Child Protection is part of safeguarding it protects children from a range of issues, including Neglect & Physical abuse, sexual and emotional abuse.
Staff have annual training in safeguarding and child protection. At each staff meeting, Safeguarding is always agenda item number one. This keeps staff up to date and current with their training, it also enables us to discuss any aspects of safeguarding as a school regularly.
All staff members have undertaken safeguarding training including FGM and CSE, e-safety training and Radicalisation Training.
All staff have completed the College of Policing CHANNEL General Awareness Module online.
All staff have completed HM Government Prevent e-learning course.
The DSL has undertaken further safeguarding training including Operation Encompass and attend termly DSL meetings
If you would like to access some further training for yourself and/or your child please click on the link below. The link will take you to the Think you Know website.
“Thinkuknow is the education programmer from the National Crime Agency's CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) command. Thinkuknow aims to empower children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.”
Keeping Children Safe in Education
All staff have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1.
All Governors have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 2.
To read Keeping Children Safe in Education please click on the link below;
Further information - The two documents, Working Together to Safeguard children and What to do if you are worried a child is being abused, can be found on the DfE website.
All staff have completed e-safety for Teachers and Staff Annual Training.
All staff have completed CSE and Radicalisation online training.
All Governors have completed e-Safety Responsibilities for Governors, including the Staff Governors.
The children have e-safety training as part of their computing curriculum, parents and guardians agree to our E-safety rules before their child/ren are able to use any technology within the school.
The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
If you would like to visit the site or report a crime please click on the link below
Mrs Bridges has also completed CEOP Think you know how training.
Operation Encompass Scheme
Mrs Downing has attended the Surrey training for Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a scheme run jointly between schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child.
Operation Encompass will ensure that the Key Adult (Mrs Downing) or the Deputy Key Adult (Miss Gibson) is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported missing. This means that the Key adult or the Deputy Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.
Mrs Downing and Mrs Scanlon have undertaken Safer Recruitment training. We follow the procedures when recruiting any new member of staff including volunteers.
All members of staff including volunteers have DBS checks before they begin at the school. The school has many policies which refer to Safeguarding including, Safeguarding and Child Protection, and e-safety to name a few.
NSPCC Pants Campaign
We have made all parents and guardians aware of the NSPCC PANTS campaign - which is aimed at preventing abuse in children. Please click on the link below to take you to the NSPCC site.
If you, or someone you know, wants to talk about anything at all, call The Helpline Hotline on their free helpline 0800 141 2055. Lines are currently open Monday to Friday 9AM – 5PM. Take as long as you want – it’s totally free! We won’t judge you. We won’t criticise you. We won’t record the call. So pick up the phone, let off steam! Get it off your chest! It’s why we are here!
Call 0800 141 2055
Surrey Family Information Service
The Surrey Family Information Service want to support all parents and carers, professionals, children and young people (aged 0-25), to help them make informed decisions about services or support they may want or need to access. To help you find services available in your local area, or online, they have created a directory of over 8000 services (including ones offered by organisations other than Surrey County Council), covering SEND, childcare, health, education, social care, leisure and help and support 13 services. If you can’t find what you are looking for online, they also have an enquiry service where you can contact the team for further help, information or advice online, over the phone or by email.
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 365 days a year
Surrey Police – 101
If a child is in immediate danger ring 999
National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247