Mengham Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.
We believe that Mengham Junior School should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and moral development of the individual child or young person.
We have Child Protection Policies and procedures in place which are available on our website and from the school office to read on request. We expect all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) to ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
If you are concerned about a child or young person’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSL’s 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 s/he is unsuitable to work with children or young people) then you should report this directly to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher)– who will consider what action to take.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Odele Davies (Co Headteacher). Our Deputies are Mr Edward Harrison (Co Headteacher) and Mrs Leah Gornall (Home School Link Worker).