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At St Martin’s Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs that a child might be at risk of harm and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the London Safeguarding Children Board and the Frays Academy Trust has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

We believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and would encourage you to contact the safeguarding team should you have any concerns about the children in our community and we will advise/support you with further actions if appropriate.

The Safeguarding Team are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Hodis – Phase Leader

Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs. Coates – Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Staff:

Mr Rowden – Deputy Headteacher

Miss Higgins – SENCO/ Assistant Headteacher

Miss Attwood – Assistant Headteacher/Phase Leader

Miss Dingwall – Attendance

Miss Mohammadi - Phase Leader

Miss Alexis – Learning Mentor

Miss Leake– School Governor

External Agencies

Ms. Hannah Ives – LADO: 01895 250 975

The Stronger Families Hub – 01895 556006

The Child Protection Policy is available within our Policy tab.

If you require any further information please contact the main school office or email directly on

Staying Safe Online- Useful Links for Parents

The NSPCC website has lots of excellent resources and advice to help keep children safe. These include: