Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW  

Tel: 01676 522488 Email: office@meriden.solihull.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Winkler

Meriden C of E Primary School

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Meriden Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Members of Staff" in school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Lucy Winkler, Headteacher.  She is supported by Sarah Parker, Family Community Mentor and Stephen Beamond, Key Stage 1 Leader.

Our Safeguarding Governor is Rosie Weaver.

Our Single Central Record is managed by Melanie Smith. All schools are required by the DfE to maintain a Single Central Record (SCR) of recruitment vetting checks. It is used to log all safer recruitment checks, including details of List 99 and/ or DBS checks. Checks are made on all staff who are employed to work in the school, all staff who are employed on a supply or casual basis, whether employed directly by the school or through an agency, all volunteers who have regular contact with children (this includes Governors) and people brought into the school to provide additional teaching or instruction for pupils but who are not staff members, for example specialist sports coaches or music teachers.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Meriden CE Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Members of Staff who know who to contact for the best advice and help and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:

Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Team using a written proforma (the ‘green concern form’). Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns. Serious concerns will immediately be referred to the Referral and Assessment Team for the Local Authority as per our Child Protection Policy.

Attendance

All lateness and absences are recorded by the Attendance Co-ordinator, Sarah Parker. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue the school will refer to the Education Welfare Officer.

First Aid

We have six qualified first aiders who will assess any injuries. They are Laura McMaw, Sarah Davis, Sarah Parker, Dawn Holliday, Ronnie Bradnock and Liz Ryan.