Prior Heath Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We have a number of policies and procedures in place which contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (PDF, 578.1 kB) and Online Safety Policy (PDF, 382.33 kB)

We endeavour to work with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of all children.  Our first priority is the children’s welfare and there may be rare occasions when our concern about a child means we have to consult other agencies even before we contact parents.  The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership and our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is in line with Surrey County Council guidance for safety of all.  The new Surrey Safeguarding Children Arrangements have been published and can be found here.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Lindsey Chivers, Headteacher, and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sarah Haygarth, Rowan Class teacher.

All members of the school staff have to have an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service) in order to work in school.  In addition all volunteers and anybody else who has regular contact with children are DBS checked.