The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff appointed to work at the School undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.
The School's Child Protection Lead Officer is Mr Adrian Dellar, who is the Senior Deputy Head. Working alongside him are four other Child Protection Officers, Mr Will Collinson (Assistant Head Pastoral), Miss Hilary Smith (Assistant Head Co-curriculum), Mrs Clare Kelly (Head of Lower School) and Mrs Paula Burrows (Assistant Head Co-curriculum). Mrs Burrows also acts as the designated teacher for looked after children. The School's Child Protection Governor is Mrs Carole Pierce.
If anyone has any child protection concerns regarding a member of the School then they should contact a member of the Child Protection team. All staff are aware that any child protection concerns must be passed to one of the Child Protection Officers as a matter of urgency. Concerns regarding suspected abuse or neglect will be made to Children's Services in the authority in which the child lives. A professional line is provided for School referrals but any individual may make a referral by contacting Children's Services using 02380 833336 (Southampton) or 0845 6035620 (Hampshire).
The School's Child Protection Officers undertake formal refresher training every two years and in addition to this they regularly attend local network meetings and other relevant courses. Whole staff training is conducted every three years. On joining the School all new staff are inducted in Child Protection matters and they also undertake training, in the form of a Child Protection video produced by the School.
The School's Child Protection Policy can be found here.
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The job description of the School's Child Protection Lead Officer can be found here.