Horley Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
For a summary of the school’s approach, please click on the school logo below. For detailed information of the school’s responsibility and commitment to safeguarding, please consult our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child or adult, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads or a member of staff who will inform the Safeguarding Leads.
For your own benefit, our Family Resilience & Safeguarding section of the school website can lead you to external support and help should you need it.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Mr Jason Walters – Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Hilary Taylor – Home School Link Worker
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor:
Mrs Laura Moys
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Safeguarding relates to the broader aspects of education, for example, mental well-being or pupils and staff, health and safety, medical conditions, trips, first aid, online safety, risk assessments, children’s and staff security.
Child Protection is part of safeguarding it protects children from a range of issues, including neglect and physical abuse, sexual and emotional abuse.
Training – Staff have annual training in safeguarding and child protection and staff are kept up to date with relevant information as and when required. Our DSLs attend regular meetings within Surrey and share relevant information with staff following on from these meetings.
All staff members have undertaken safeguarding training including Female Genital Mutilation and Child Sexual Exploitation, e-safety training and Radicalisation Training.
The DSL and Deputy DSL also work in partnership with Operation Encompass and attend termly DSL meetings.
Keeping Children Safe in Education:
All staff have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1.
All Governors have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 2.
To read Keeping Children Safe in Education please click on the link below;
Operation Encompass Scheme:
Operation Encompass is is a scheme run jointly between 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.
Operation Encompass will ensure that the Key Adult (Mr Walters) or the Deputy Key Adult (Mrs Taylor) is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported missing.
This means that the Key adult or the Deputy Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.
Members of school staff and school Governors who are involved in appointing new members of staff have undertaken Safer Recruitment training. We follow the procedures when recruiting any new member of staff including volunteers.
All members of staff including regular volunteers have DBS checks before they begin at the school.
The school has many policies which refer to Safeguarding including, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Behaviour and Anti Bullying, Intimate Care and e-safety to name a few. These policies are available on the school website and paper copies can be requested from the School Office.
Surrey Safeguarding Children Arrangements 2019
“The new safeguarding arrangements will make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Surrey by ensuring that agencies work better together, learn from local and national practice and continuously improve services to enable children and young people to be safe and feel safe in their families and communities.”
If you would like paper copies for any of the information on our website, please contact the school office