St Michaels Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 0QA

01462 456997

01462 451756

admin@maryexton.herts.sch.uk

Mary Exton Primary School

Safeguarding

Mary Exton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils.  We believe that Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and ensure that all of our staff, visiting professionals, volunteers and visitors have undergone all safeguarding checks before working with our children.

 If you have any concerns regarding a child's safety please contact a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team.  If it is urgent, please call 999.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health (mental and physical) 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.

Child Protection is part of the safeguarding process and focuses on protecting individual children who have been identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that are our concerns about a pupil are discussed with parents/carer first, unless we have reason to believe that such a discussion would be contrary to the child’s welfare. Working with outside agencies enables us to ensure that our families are getting the support they need.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our Child Protection Policy. Our curriculum covers all aspects of safeguarding including; Healthy Relationships; My Body - My Rules, Bullying, FGM, Online Safety, Radicalisation and the NSPCC PANTs Rule. Safeguarding is our priority within all subjects and extra-curricular activities.