At Long Furlong Primary School we take our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children entrusted to our care seriously.
As part of the ethos of the school the staff and governors are committed to working in partnership with parents/carers, valuing each individual child in our care, and ensuring that all members of staff and volunteers in school are properly trained and supported. The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Headteacher, Mrs Carol Dunne, with the Deputy Head, Miss Clare Willetts, taking on the role in the Head’s absence. Miss Jenny Steele, Key Stage 1 leader, is able to deal with safeguarding concerns in the absence of the Head/Deputy. The governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Catherine Kimber.
Safeguarding children is a shared responsibility and a community issue. If you have concerns about any child or young person, please feel free to speak privately to Mrs Dunne, or you can report concerns direct to Oxfordshire County Council’s Safeguarding team online at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/raising-safeguarding-concern-public
If you feel a child or young person is in immediate danger you should contact the police on the 999 emergency number.
If a safeguarding issue is brought to the school’s attention it is possible that, depending on the issue, information might have to be shared with external agencies, e.g. the police, Oxfordshire County Council’s Safeguarding team, Wherever possible, you will be kept informed of all actions taken. More information about sharing information can be found at https://longfurlongprimaryschool.org.uk/our-school-2/privacy-notice/
Our Safeguarding policy clearly outlines the guiding principles and procedures agreed in school to demonstrate our commitment to effective child protection.
Other associated polices include: