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Parent Information > Safeguarding

At Saxmundham Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority.

We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.

We will ensure that:

  • The welfare of the child remains paramount
  • All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately

We have a duty of care to refer to Social Services if there are any concerns regarding safeguarding. In some circumstances this may happen without the consent or knowledge of parents/carers.

All staff at Saxmundham are trained to government requirements related to safeguarding children, this includes our volunteers. Two designated members of staff and a designated governor have received full training in respect of safeguarding issues.

Designated Senior Person:
Mr Pearson-Shaul
(Headteacher)

Alternate Senior Person:
Miss Theresa Ives
(Deputy Headteacher)

Safeguarding Governor
Mr Robin Potter
(Chair of Governors)

We support our children’s use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection. We provide our students with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.

For more information please see the school Safeguarding Policy or Information Leaflet below. A hard copy can also be requested from the school office.

To speak to a member of staff about a safeguarding issue, please contact the school office.

School Safeguarding Policy

School Safeguarding: information leaflet for parents

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