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Safeguarding is paramount at Queen’s Manor Primary School.  The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with our ULT Safeguarding and Child Protection policy). 

All of our staff have been trained on dealing with the signs of abuse and they understand the important role they have to play in protecting our pupils from harm. This includes training on the government’s Prevent Strategy as well as recent guidelines on FGM. We follow a clear set of procedures when concerns arise and matters are dealt with sensitively.  At all times we will always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.

The safety and well-being of our children is our key responsibility. We have strict rules on recruitment of teachers and ensure that all adults that work with us are vetted through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

We teach our children about how to be safe in the community as well as online. If you have any concerns about the safety of any child, please speak to a member of staff who you feel comfortable with. Alternatively, if your concerns are about the use of digital media, you can report incidents to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. 

Safeguarding and Multi-disciplinary Team (QM Roundtable)

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Sarah Downey. 

Sarah Downey heads our Safeguarding and Multi-disciplinary Team (QM Roundtable). All members of the team are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs). They are:  Lilli Landau (Principal), Ali Wells (Pastroal Lead), Lauren Naftis (Deputy SENDCo) and Helen Gidley (Educational Psychotherapist). 

Our nominated governors for Child protection & Safeguarding are: Toby Fisher and Fr Ross Gunderson.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility

At Queen’s Manor Primary School, we believe that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone who interacts with children and their families or caregivers plays a role in keeping them safe. All professionals should adopt a child-centred approach, always considering the best interests of the child.

Any concerns must be logged and reported to the appropriate safeguarding lead without delay. Parents are encouraged to speak with any member of our team or the designated safeguarding leads listed above.

Safeguarding and child protection involves protecting children from abuse, preventing harm to their health or development, ensuring they receive safe and effective care, and helping them achieve their full potential as they enter adulthood.

All staff at Queen’s Manor Primary School receive training and regular refresher courses to remain vigilant in protecting our children and young people. We are committed to safeguarding their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any concerns are reported to our trained Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

Useful Links


Working together to safeguard children:

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to promote the safeguarding and welfare of children

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children

Operation Encompass - supporting children experiencing Domestic Abuse through timely information sharing directly between police and schools.

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