Safeguarding


The safeguarding of all children is of paramount importance to us and at St Michael's CE Junior school the staff and parents work together to ensure the wellbeing of the children who are part of our school community.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

 

Safeguarding at St Michael's Junior School

The Child Protection Policy and information on the type of safeguarding checks we carry out at St. Michael's Junior School can be found in our policy section.

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The school operates a separate safer recruitment process as part of the school's recruitment policy.  On all recruitment panels there is at least one member who has undertaken safer recruitment training.

The process checks the identitiy, criminal record (enhanced DBS), mental and physical capacity, right to work in the UK, professional qualifications and seeks confirmation of the applicant's experience and history through references.

To find out more please click here:  Keeping Children Safe in Education

 

Volunteers / Parent Helpers

We encourage our parents/carers to help out on our trips and events and would ask you to click on the link below which will provide you with further information.

School Volunteers

DBS Form for Volunteers

 

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

If you have any concerns regarding a child you should direct them to our Designated Senior Lead (DSL) Mrs L Hignett or our Deputy Designated Senior Lead (DDSL) Mrs C Lynch.

Alternatively you can contact Hampshire Children's Services, the website link below will provide you with the details.

Hampshire Children's Service Contact Information

 

Safeguarding Children Online

For more information about this please visit our online safety page: Online Safety