Safeguarding at Milford Infants' School and Pre-School
We recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult helps all children and especially those at risk of or suffering from abuse. Milford Infants' School and Pre-School will therefore:
• Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
• Ensure that pupils and their carers know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
• Include activities and opportunities in the curriculum for PHSE/Citizenship which equip pupils with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse.
• Ensure that wherever possible every effort will be made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies.
All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. (Section 11, Children Act 2004). There are however, key people with schools and the LA who have specific responsibilities under Child Protection Procedures. The names of those holding these responsibilities for the current year are displayed in the reception area and staff room for all staff and carers to see.
Designated Lead Person
The designated child protection person at our School is the Headteacher. In her/his absence, the Deputy Headteacher will take the lead. In any event, the Head Teacher will be informed of any suspicions of abuse. Should any concerns relate to the Head Teacher, the Chair of Governors will be contacted.