Safeguarding children and child protection is everyone's business. Together we want to ensure that our children are safe, happy and secure at all times. If you have any concerns about your own, or another child, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding lead or one of the Deputy designated Safeguarding Deputies.
Mr S Mitchell - Innes Mrs L Francis Mrs K Havelock Mrs L Pearce
Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Safeguarding Lead Deputy Safeguarding Lead Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Nominated Safeguarding Governor - David Renouf Chair of Governors - Phil Ratcliffe
Keeping our children safe
Cupernham Junior School committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and fulfilled in the roles they undertake. This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (please see below) and procedures in place and all staff are trained annually against the latest Government legislation.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare, or are following advice from Hampshire Children's Services.