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Honeywell Infant and Junior Schools are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern.   We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

We recognise that, for children, high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult ensures their safety and well being.

Our school aims to:

• Practice safe recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children

• Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe

• Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases/suspected cases of abuse

• Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with the agreed child protection plan

• Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop

• Maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to

• Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty

• Include PSHE activities and opportunities in the curriculum to equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

Honeywell Infant School : Jane Neal

Honeywell Junior School: Duncan Roberts

The Designated Members of Staff (DMS) are:

Infant School: Kathryn Jessett and Sarah Phillips

Junior School: Lorraine Blake, Sally Sephton, Frances Beedie and Rachel Mitchell

The Designated Governor for Safeguarding is: Lucy Taffs

If a staff member has serious concerns about immediate risk to a child or that a child has suffered significant harm and continues to be at risk, the staff member should contact Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) or the appropriate Local Authority immediately, wherever possible with the support of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or a designated member of staff (DMS). If a child is in immediate danger, the police should also be contacted.

Staff members should ensure they are prepared for the referral with clear details of their concern as well as the child’s name, date of birth, address and contact details for parents /carers.

WANDSWORTH MASH

Referrals to Wandsworth MASH can be made by:

Telephone: 020 8871 6622

e-mail: MASH@wandsworth.gov.uk

The MASH is in operation Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. At other times please contact the Out of Hours Duty Service on 020 8871 6000.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy October 2017 (II)