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The school endorses a statement of principles contained within the first chapter of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children: a guide to interagency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children 2018 ’


The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure rigorous and robust arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.


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 a child centred approach is fundamental to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils. We understand that children may be vulnerable to neglect and abuse or exploitation from within their family and from individuals they come across in their day-to-day lives. Whatever the form of abuse or neglect, practitioners will always put the needs of children first when determining what action to take. 


The Designated Safeguarding Lead for St. Mary's C. of E. Infant School is Mr Matt Fletcher - Executive Head Teacher.


The Deputy Safeguarding Leads for St. Mary's C. of E. Infant School are Mrs Judith Manns - Deputy Head Teacher and Mrs Susie Ewles - SEND-Co.


The Governor Lead for Safeguarding at St. Mary's C. of E. Infant School is Mrs Ruth Rudge.


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