At Keep Hatch Primary 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 safeguarding children, 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 that a child might be at risk of harm and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Our full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy provides full details of the procedures put in place to ensure the safety of every child. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that 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 Mrs C Appleby.

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs S Cartwright and Mrs S Phipps.

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Frewin via the school office at