Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Safeguarding

For more information about how we teach the children to keep themselves safe, including e-safety, please visit our curriculum pages.

Safeguarding Statement

Forge Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of the school’s child protection policy and procedures. Every member of staff must attend training, to which governors and volunteers will also be invited. Parents and carers are welcome to read our policy which is available on our website or via the school office.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times in which we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/guardians unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interests.

If you have any concerns about a child at Forge Wood Primary School  then please send an email to DSL@forgewoodschool.org or speak to one of the DSLs as soon as possible.
If you have a concern about a child from West Sussex during the school holiday then please contact West Sussex MASH on 0330 2226664.
 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Holman

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Miss J Newton

Headteacher

Mrs R Horton

School Business Manager

Safeguarding Lead with School Strategy Board:

Mrs Sonia Isard                                                                    soniaisard.gov@forgewoodschool.org

 

RH

Katharine

Jo

Mrs Horton

Mrs Holman

Miss Newton

 

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (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 then you should report this to one of the DSLs. If the concern relates to the DSL, concerns should be reported to the Lead Safeguarding School Governor.  

If you are still concerned, further advice is available from NSPCC Whistleblowing: 0800 028 0285

Forge Wood's safeguarding policy is available here.

Safeguarding at GLF MAT is available here