Horley Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. For a detailed description of our practices and procedures in school, please consult our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2019 2020. For a brief summary, please see the information below.
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 (DDSL)
Mrs. Hilary Taylor (Home School Link Worker)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor
Mrs. Louise Merritt
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
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.
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 policy image:
Operation Compass 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 Designated Safeguarding Leads are informed the next morning if there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported missing. This means that the DSLs 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 County Council
Click on the logo of the Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership to find out more information about Surrey County Council’s responsibilities regarding safeguarding.
Do remember, that anyone can report to the Local Authority if they have any concerns about a child’s safety and welfare by accessing the ‘Concerned about a child’ section of their website.
If you would like paper copies for any of the information on our website, please contact the school office