Frogmore Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding is ‘everyone’s responsibility’. Staff members will maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned. Anything that makes you feel uncomfortable is always worth sharing. The welfare and safety of children is paramount. If you have concerns over a child’s safety or welfare, please tell someone.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jill King (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Sian Williams (Assistant Headteacher). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Martin Smith.
If you ever have any concerns that are of a safeguarding nature in relation to the vulnerability and/or risk of any of our children and/or families, please contact one of these members of staff via the school office.
The following link from the Hampshire County Council website provides contact telephone numbers to be used if you have any safeguarding concerns of children outside of school, or that you cannot report to the school.
The contact telephone numbers are as follows;
Office Hours - 0300 555 1384
Out of Hours - 0300 555 1373
You can also e-mail Children's Services at email@example.com and e-mails are checked within office hours. In an emergency call 999.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies which can be viewed on the policy section of this website.
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 parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.
We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the headteacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.
Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. You will be asked if you are willing to give permission to use images when your child starts school.
Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent strategy:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.
Please see the document below for Frogmore Infant School's Prevent Strategy- information for parents.