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 found within our statutory policies page. 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. Debra Povey-Chatterton (Deputy Headteacher & SENDCo)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor
Please see our Governor page for the most up to date Link Governor information
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Relates to the broader aspects of education, for example, mental well-being of pupils and staff, health and safety, medical conditions, trips, first aid, online safety, risk assessments, children’s and staff security.
Is part of safeguarding it protects children from a range of issues, including neglect and physical abuse, sexual and emotional abuse.
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.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
All staff have read, signed, understand and follow Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 & Annexe B.
All Governors have been given a copy of and have read Keeping Children Safe in Education. We keep a record of this on GovernorHub. To read Keeping Children Safe in Education please click on the policy image:
Operation Compass Scheme
Operation Encompass 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 Surrey’s Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA).
We recognise that keeping children safe in an online world is just as important as keeping the same in the physical world. We use resources from ThinkUKnow, NSPCC and CEOP to help children staf safe online and regularly share useful documents with parents, too. As the online world is evolving at a greater pace than the physical world, we will include some information on our website below but it is always best to access the websites directly by clicking/tapping on the logos below.
There is also a useful guide available from GoCompare which gives more information to parents about how your broadband provider can help with setting up parental controls and internet safety. Please click on the GoCompare logo below to be taken to their website.