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.
- 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.
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.
Safeguarding Children Online
For more information about this please visit our online safety page: Online Safety