Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL): Mr Mark Rivers (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguard Leads: Mrs Rachel Hodges (Deputy Head/SENCO) and Mrs Lucy Clark (Year 3 teacher / KS2 phase leader)
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Wendy Williams
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.
- Preventing harm to children’s health or development.
- Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
East Farleigh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at East Farleigh School please do not hesitate to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads above who will know who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
Let's talk PANTS
With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, PANTS is a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe from sexual abuse.
You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with our PANTS rules and Pantosaurus song.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Some of our key safeguarding policies:
- Acceptable Use / Online Safety
- Behaviour / Exclusion
- Child protection
- FGM statement
- Health and Safety
- Intimate care
Report a concern ONLINE
Please note: We would always advise that any safeguarding concern is shared with the school directly; this can be done by contacting one of our named DSLs via the school office.
IF YOUR CONCERN IS OF A SERIOUS OR URGENT NATURE, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL DIRECTLY TO SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR TRAINED DSLs