Wood Street Infant School

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Safeguarding Children

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This means that we have a Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy which can be viewed on our school website or is available upon request.  



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 such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are (DSL):

Mrs Laura Bassett-Cross (Deputy Headteacher) DSL & SENDCO

Mrs Kareen O'Brien (Executive Headteacher) Deputy DSL

Mrs Jo Ward (HSLW) Deputy DSL


If you are concerned about a child's welfare, please record you concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Head Teacher (or the Chair of Governors or Surrey Safeguarding Contact Centre if the concern relates to the Head Teacher) - who will consider what action to take.


Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (CSPA):

0300 470 9100