At Mabel Prichard School, the health, safety and welfare of our children are of paramount importance to us. We respect our pupils and want them to be safe and lead a happy, positive and fulfilled life.
In order to keep our children safe at school, we
- ensure that all our staff – through their induction and on going training – have a clear understanding of their responsibilities towards our children’s safeguarding
- make sure that we have a range of clear and up to date policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety and protection of our pupils in all aspects of school life
- ensure that we teach our pupils how to keep themselves healthy and safe – in and out of school
- ensure that we audit our safeguarding practices regularly so we remain vigilant
If we have a concern regarding a pupil at the school we will initially contact the parent/carer to discuss our concern with them. It may be that we need to share this information with other agencies and we will inform parents/carers of this if this is the case.
We are not required to contact parents/carers if a child is in immediate danger or is at risk of harm. In these situations, a referral is made to children’s social care and/or the police immediately.
If you have any concerns regarding a child they should be reported to a member of our safeguarding team.
Staff with key safeguarding responsibilities
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Susanna Sutton, Head of School
Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Lee Warner, Executive Business Manager
Alex Wilson, Assistant Headteacher
Joanne Finch, Teacher
Sam Butler-McLees, Early Years and KS1 Lead
Annie Hawkins, Post-16 lead
Lucy Wawrzyniak, Headteacher
Our full Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy go to our Statutory Information and Policies page.
For further advice and information, you can also visit Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.