At Great Missenden CE Combined School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Area Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Harry Sperring (Deputy Head Teacher).
The Additional Safeguarding Leads are Mr Johnny Magee (Head Teacher), Miss Sara- Jayne Keen (Preschool Teacher) and Mrs Rebecca Marsh (Inclusion Coordinator).
The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Harry Sperring. The Deputy Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs Rebecca Marsh, Inclusion Manager.
The Child Protection Policy is available below.
If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can email the DSL on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board: http://www.bucks-lscb.org.uk/concerned-about-child/
If you require any further information please contact Harry Sperring on email@example.com, or Sara- Jayne Keen, Rebecca Marsh or Johnny Magee via the school office.