Safeguarding & Child Protection
At Portesbery School, the safeguarding of our children is the highest priority.
We consistently promote the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:
Clare WalkerDesignated Safeguarding Lead
Kirsty MingardLead Deputy DSL
Nathan AspinallDeputy DSL
Sam LeachDeputy DSL
Cathryn HopkinsonDeputy DSL
Sue TheltonSafeguarding Governor
Governor with Safeguarding Oversight
Rachel HineSchool Nurse
We have a Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy which can be accessed below.
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 our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSL 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 one of the DSL in confidence immediately.
If you would like to raise a concern with our DSL team please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Policies & Information
We also have a comprehensive Online Safety page on our website, containing useful information, advice and parental guides to help keep you and your family safe online. Please click here to find out more.