The Federation of Liss Infant and Junior Schools is committed to safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of all our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, including tackling radicalisation and extremism. Our policies are available via the Policies tab on this website or as a hard copy upon request.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Jilly Myers (Executive Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Josephine Armstrong (Assistant Headteacher - Infant School)
Emily Aston (Assistant Headteacher and SENCo) Maternity Leave
Adam Stanley (Assistant Headteacher - Junior School)
Sara Lyon (Home School Link Worker)
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Dan Frost.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work with partnership agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents and carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
All staff and volunteers receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of passing on concerns within school.
If you are concerned about a child's welfare, please contact one of the school offices and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children's school life, we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all of our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school events, or any photographs or videos shared by the schools via MS Teams are for enjoyments if individual families and must not be shared. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet, including social media networking sites. This is emphasized before school events.
We will ensure that we abide by the photograph consent information provided by parents and carers in our use of images in our newsletters, on our website or in the local press.
If any parent or carer has a concern in relation to the use of photographs and videos, they should contact the school offices.