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Safeguarding at Maidenbower Infant School

Our Safeguarding Statement


Maidenbower Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

As a school we will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our pupils.


In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow the school’s Child Protection Policy, which is in line with West Sussex’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Procedures, and inform the Children’s Social Care of their concerns.

The health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. In order to do this a wide range of measures are in place which are supported by clear policies for protecting children.


All staff have appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out. Staff, pupils, parents and governors should feel secure that they can raise any issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children and know that they will be listened to and taken seriously. This will be achieved by maintaining an ethos of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and protecting staff. This is supported by clear behaviour, anti-bullying and child protection policies, appropriate induction and training, briefing and discussion of relevant issues and relevant learning in line with current legislation and guidelines.


The Designated Safeguarding Leads in our school are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Laura Roberts, Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rachel Tomlinson, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lea Kelly, Assistant Headteacher for EYFS and Teaching and Learning


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Beata Kemecsei-Horvath, KS1 Lead

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

School Safeguarding Handbook September 2023