At Otterbourne Church of England Primary School, we believe that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Mr Martin Geraghty (the Headteacher) and Miss Reid (Y1/2 Tiger Class Teacher) are trained Designated Safeguarding Leads. We also have a fully trained Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead who is Hannah Whitbread (our Year R Penguin Teacher and SENCo).
All staff have completed PREVENT training.
Otterbourne Church of England Primary School is a community and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. Otterbourne Church of England Primary School recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children with their best interests at the centre of our work.
Otterbourne Church of England Primary School recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
If you have any concerns regarding a child's safety in or out of school, you can always contact us to share your concerns by calling one of the DSLs on 01962 712020.
Please note that subsequent safeguarding newsletters and updates are part of the fortnightly school newsletter.