Marlborough St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Every school must have a Child Protection Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that the school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of our school community:
- Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
- Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
- Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
- Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
- Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Marlborough St Mary’s Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, which secures the well-being and very best outcomes for the children in our care. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is the responsibility of everyone involved with the school and we expect all staff, governors, parents, carers, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of any child do not hesitate to come into school and speak to one of the Safeguarding Leads or a member of the senior leadership team. You can also report your concerns to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 456 0108.
The School’s designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Anne Schwodler
The School’s deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Kath More supported by Mrs Mandy Howarth
The School’s safeguarding governor is Mrs Joyce White.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be viewed by clicking here
Alongside the Child Protection Policy we have a number of other policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment; these can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure that concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and terrorism.
Marlborough St Mary’s School actively teaches online safety to the children and also encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) www.thinkuknow.co.uk to build knowledge of how to stay safe online. This website has fun activities where children can gain vital information about staying safe.