At St Nics', the People Committee of
the Governing Body has oversight of Safeguarding.
Safeguarding Children at St Nicolas’ CE Infant School
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and expects all staff, volunteers and other members of the school community
to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and safeguarding procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All adults using our school site (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Parents and carers can find the policy on the school website
or are welcome to request a copy from the office.
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 we will discuss any concerns we might have about your child with you as parents/carers first
unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Head Teacher,
Emma Smart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our deputy DSL is Sonja Pearson (email@example.com)
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child at this school, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard,
and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.
Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher),
who will consider what action to take.
The Designated Safeguarding Governor and Chair of Governors
is Julia Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
With thanks for your support in this important matter.
Our Safeguarding policies can be found on the Policies page of this website and
there is an E-Safety Page for parents under the main 'Parents' tab.
The Curriculum pages include E-Safety information for our children.