The Good Shepherd Trust (including The Weald 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 all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.
More information on the Trust's approach to safeguarding, can be found here.
Mrs Sarah Stevenson (Lead)
Miss Amanda Johnston
Ms Karen Verge
Mrs Lucy McGregor
Mrs Rachel Gibb: nominated IAB member for safeguarding
Mrs Yvonne McLeod: nominated IAB member for child protection
If you are concerned about the safety of a child or an adult working at The Weald, please contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within the school without delay. To raise a concern outside of school hours, use the out of hours phone number given below, or if someone is at risk of immediate harm, ring the Police on 999.
If you would prefer not to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead, you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA).
The SPA is based at Guildford Pavilion and acts as the front door to Children's Services in Surrey.
The SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.
Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
The Local Authority provide more information about their approach to protecting children from harm here.
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 this dialogue could be contrary to the child's welfare.
Please note that the school has a statutory duty to refer and monitoring cases of suspected harm and abuse to the appropriate authorities.
We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, which are regularly reviewed.
The DfE provide statutory guidance for schools on safeguarding children and safer recruitment, which can be found here.