Cranleigh C of E 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.
The above statement means that we have a child protection policy and rigorous safeguarding procedures in place which all staff (including ancillary and supply staff, regular volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of and follow. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request at the office or follow this link:
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Dep DSL) is:
Our Safeguarding Governors are:
Our Chair of Governors is: Rev'd T Lewis
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to a DSL as soon as possible the same day. If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that she/he is a danger to children) then you should report this in the first instance to the Headteacher in confidence (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) - who will consider what action to take.
As part of Cranleigh Primary’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from teaching approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
Please click here for a link to the official government document.
Educate Against Hate
Further information and weblinks on Safeguarding Children:
- Cranleigh C of E Primary Visitor and Volunteer Policy
- Ofsted - Safeguarding Children (School Information)
- Surrey County Council - Surrey Safeguarding Children Board
- Safeguarding Matters - Website
- NSPCC & Childline
- All staff working in our school are required to read and adhere to the guidance from the Department for Education (KCSIE Part 1 2020)
- Safer Working Practices