At Harnham Infant School we fully recognise our responsibilities for safeguarding the welfare of children. It is our priority to keep your children safe. We will therefore:
Make sure our school is a place where children feel safe, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
Make sure children know that there are adults in the school who they can talk to if they are worried.
Help children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse (including online abuse).
All our staff are trained in safeguarding, are DBS checked and aware of the school and statutory protocols that must be followed. We believe that child protection and safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere including at school and online, and all staff should be alert to possible concerns being raised.
If you have concerns that a child may be at risk of serious harm, contact The Front Door (Children and Families Helpdesk) on 0300 456 0108 (9am-5pm).
In an emergency, where a child may be at risk of immediate harm, call the Police on 999.
Our Safeguarding Team
If you have a concern about your own children or those of others at the school, please contact the school office and ask for a Designated Safeguarding Lead. These are your points of contact in relation to any safeguarding and child protection issues.
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Harnham Infant School is committed to providing Early Help to children and young people. Our priority is to focus on the needs and listen to the views of the child.
“Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years” (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Sept 2022)
“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.” (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Sept 2022)
The diagram below details the multiple channels we use to listen, assess, plan, manage and act as necessary to offer Early Help and prevent children in our care coming to harm.