Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant and Junior Schools


Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant School


Fletcher Close, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0JT


01932 873652


01932 873995


infant@ottershawcofeschools.surrey.sch.uk


Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Junior School


Fletcher Road Ottershaw Surrey KT16 0JY


01932 872323


01932 872400


junior@ottershawcofeschools.surrey.sch.uk

Safeguarding

 

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust 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 all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment. 

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant and Junior Schools is our absolute priority.  We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third-party professionals to share this view.  The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone's responsibility. 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term 'Designated Safeguarding Lead' (DSL) is used in the DfE 'Keeping Children safe in Education' document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting.  The role of the DSL must be fulfilled by a member of the school's senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

 

Lead DSL

Mrs Jo Hastings - Headteacher

Mrs Debbie Jenkyn - Deputy Headteacher

Deputy DSL

Mrs Annick Lisher - Inclusion Manager

 

Reporting a Concern

If you have a concern about a child, please contact a DSL: DSL@ottershawcofeschools.surrey.sch.uk

If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. If your concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Trust Board Chair: The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams

Contact details:

Chair@goodshepherdtrust.org.uk

All school DSLs are contactable via: DSL@ottershawcofeschools.surrey.sch.uk

Alternatively, you can contact Surrey Children's Services Directly:

Office hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday): 0300 470 9100  or email cspa@surreycc.gov.uk

Out of hours: 01483 517898

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 0300123 1650 select option 3 or email LADO@surreycc.gov.uk  for concerns about an adult who is working or volunteering with children

The NSPCC Whistleblowing helpline number is 0800 028 0285 

The email address is help@nspcc.org.uk

The Government has asked the NSPCC to set up a designated helpline for victims of Peer on Peer abuse: 0800 136 663

 

At Ottershaw we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously. We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed below and others can be found on our policies page. We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns.

 

DBS Filtering

Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on the Helping in School page.

 

Safeguarding Policies:

Allegations of Abuse Against Adults Policy

Ottershaw Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Arrangements - COVID-19

GST Safeguarding Arrangements for January 2021

GST Whistleblowing Policy

Good Shepherd Trust Safeguarding

Behaviour and Discipline Policy 2021 - 2023

 

Useful Documents:

Keeping children safe in education

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Children missing education

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Working together to safeguard children

What to do if you're worried about a child

 

Useful websites:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Department of Education: Tackling Child Abuse Together

Think u know (Parent e-safety information)