At Fordingbridge Infant School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our first priority. We believe that children maximise their potential in an environment which is safe, secure and supportive of all their needs, including any needs they have for protection from abuse. We all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn and we all have the responsibility to make this happen. Safeguarding children underpins all aspects of our work as a school.
If you wish to discuss any of our safeguarding procedures or want to share any concerns then please do not hesitate to contact any of our safeguarding leads:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kim Robertson (Executive Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss Campbell & Mr Lear
Definition of ‘safeguarding’
‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, DfES, 2018, defines safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as:
‘Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. ‘Children’ includes everyone under the age of 18’.
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Our school is committed to promoting the welfare of all children by working in partnership with parents and carers, the Local Authority (LA) and multi-agency partners in early help and child protection, in accordance with locally agreed Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures and practices.
See below for our key Safeguarding documents:-