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Safeguarding Statement



St. Peter’s Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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 have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy and School Prospectus, both of which can be viewed on our school’s website.

Sometimes we may need to share information, work in partnership with, and/or make referrals to, other agencies when there are concerns about a child'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's welfare. Any cases of suspected abuse will be carefully monitored and acted upon accordingly.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.  

Other policies which affect the wellbeing of children are:

Attendance, Positive Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, E-safety, Medical and Educational Visits.

We follow the Safer Recruitment Policy and the Department of Education guidance: ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ as well as data protection and confidentiality policies. We have a Health & Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and staff.

All staff receive Child Protection (CP) training and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance appropriate to their position in school.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs. Denise Curzon (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs. Joanna Worrall (Deputy Headteacher). We also have additional supporting Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss Mandy Newton (SENDCO) and Miss Keely Mason (HLTA).


Emergency contact details:

Social Care Duty Team: 01634 334466

Local Authority LADO: Kim Gristie 01634 331229

Police: 999 / 101 (non-emergency)

Prevent Referral: channel@kent.pnn.police.uk

Prevent is a government strategy with the aim of reducing the likelihood of young people becoming radicalised and then engaging in any form of violent extremism. You can find out more by reading the leaflet below.


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