The Warren Mead Infant and Junior School Partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Warren Mead Infant and Junior School Partnership recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
Our Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Mr Scott Maclean - Executive Head of Schools
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):
Mrs Kellie Hall - Head of Schools
Mrs Caroline Farrelly - Deputy Head of Schools
Mrs Claire Simpson - Inclusion Leader
CEOPS Ambassador for Online Safety:
Mr Scott Maclean - Executive Headteacher
Member of SSB Responsible for Safeguarding:
Mr Andrew Jennings - SSB Member
We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which can be viewed on the policies page of our website - or by clicking here. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Sometimes, we may have 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 a pupil are discussed with the child's 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 any observations or conversations that you may have heard and report them to one of our safeguarding leads as soon as possible. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which would suggest that he or she is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Head of Schools in confidence. If the concern relates to the Head of Schools please contact the Executive Headteacher.
If you have a concern about a child from Surrey during the school holiday then please contact Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 470 9100.
If you have a concern about a child from Sutton during the school holiday then please contact Sutton MASH on 0208 770 6001.
It is vitally important that the children are taught to keep themselves safe in all circumstances. Please click on the link below to see when and how your children will be taught about Safeguarding.
Published by the government in July 2015, the Prevent Duty outlines the expectations placed on schools and other childcare providers to protect children and young people from radicalisation and extremism.
They adjudge extremism to constitute views, attitudes or behaviours which run contrary to core British values such as democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.
At Warren Mead Schools, we feel we prepare and protect the children from these dangers by our focus on community. Our values form an incredibly important part of this, but so do many of our topics and projects within class and in wider school life.
Click on the link below for the main ways in which we feel Warren Mead Schools supports our pupils towards becoming engaged citizens of a modern, global and increasingly complex world.
Whilst it is important that the correct technical systems are in place to guarantee that the children are safe whilst using the internet. It is equally important to ensure that the children are taught how to use the internet safely. They must understand how to keep themselves safe. We work with CEOPs and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation to ensure that our children are given the necessary tools to keep themselves safe whilst using the internet.
For further help and advice on keeping children safe on the internet please click on the link to the NSPCC website.
And for further resources on how to keep children safe online please click here.
Recently the school has taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.
Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school teaching staff, named a ‘Key Adult’ or “Deputy Key Adult”, is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing.
This means that the Key Adult or Deputy Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.
We are keen to offer the best support possible for our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
For more information see www.operationencompass.org
Key Safeguarding Documents:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023