At St Martin’s we take the protection and safety of our children very seriously. Our Child Protection Policy outlines the procedures and systems in place to monitor the safety of our children.
The Headteacher, Yvonne Barnes, is the Designated Lead responsible for child protection issues. Assistant Head Tracey Thomas, and Welfare and Attendance Office Michelle Wood, are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection. There is also a Governor, Georgia Prentice responsible for Child Protection.
We work closely with parents and outside agencies in this matter. All staff receive regular child protection training. All adults working with children at St Martin’s undergo an enhanced police Criminal Background check before they are allowed to work with our children. We follow national and local government safer recruitment guidelines.
If the school has any safeguarding or child protection concerns then it will contact the parent or carer. The school has a duty to refer serious concerns to the North Somerset Social Care Team.
If you are considering buying your children mobile phones and gaming devices, be aware that most of these devices are now internet enabled. You might like to see the advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre about internet enabled devices, see links provided below.
These events offer an opportunity to attend a Talk and Interactive Session.
You will be notified of future events in our fortnightly newsletter.
SEE BELOW SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL POLICY DOWNLOADS
(Data Protection Policy can be found at the top of this page)