Freemantles School

Freemantles School

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Safeguarding Statement 2019

“It could happen here”

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

We make every effort to provide an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected.

The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school by ensuring all staff uphold the expected professional standards and behaviours.

Key Personnel


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Kate Ball

Contact details:

01483 545680


Deputy DSL(s) is/are: Justin Price, Charlie Mendoza and Wendy Boothman

Contact details:

01483 545680


The nominated safeguarding governor is: Angela Kelly

Contact details:


The Headteacher is: Justin Price

Contact details:

01483 545680


The Chair of Governors is: Steve Williams

Contact details:


The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) number is: 0330 470 9100





Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

•      protecting children from maltreatment;

•      preventing impairment of children's health or development;

•      ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;

•      taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


Child Protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.


Early Help means providing support as soon as additional needs and support emerge at any point in a child’s life.


Staff refers to all those working for or on behalf of the school, full or part time, temporary or permanent, in either a paid or voluntary capacity.


Child(ren) / Pupils includes everyone under the age of 18 and those above 18 that attend Freemantles School. On the whole, this will apply to pupils of our school; however the policy will extend to visiting children and students from other establishments


Parents refers to birth parents and other adults who are in a parenting role, for example step-parents, foster carers and adoptive parents.


Social Care refers to Children’s Services in the area in which the child is resident, unless a child is a Child Looked After then this will be the Children’s Services in their home authority.


MASH refers to the Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub.