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Stanford Infant School

Child Protection and Safeguarding


Providing a safe, happy and secure environment for our children to thrive in is at the forefront of all we do at Stanford Infant School.  The person who leads on Safeguarding Pupils is called the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). The DSL at Stanford Infants is Emma Remnant. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Madeleine Denyer, Head Teacher, and Kate Gray. The nominated Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Tess Gill. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the safeguarding of pupils, you can contact our DSLs through the School Office, either on 01273 555240 or email office@stanford-inf.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

All staff, governors and volunteers receive regular training covering all aspects of safeguarding pupils, and we have a robust programme of continuing professional development in place.

Being safe within the School Grounds and creating a safe environment is a responsibility for all staff, governors and families. To meet these responsibilities, we have policies in place to help ensure that all staff, pupils and stakeholders have a consistent approach. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy ensures that all our staff are trained to identify and respond to areas of concern. Training is held regularly to keep staff up-to-date with Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation and policy updates. You can view a copy by clicking on the link below:

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – September 2023

The Governing Body delegates some aspects of the monitoring of safeguarding practice and compliance at Stanford Infant School to a Governor who has the appropriate knowledge and has received specific training. The Governor who has responsibility for monitoring safeguarding is Tess Gill. The Governing Body has a responsibility to make sure that, at Stanford Infant School, we are keeping pupils safe and are compliant with safeguarding legislation.

The latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (KCSIE) came into effect on 1st September 2023. This provides information about how safeguarding is managed in schools. You can view a copy by clicking on the link below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023

KCSIE 2021 Part 1 and Annex A has been translated into ten key community languages, which can be viewed by clicking here: https://national.lgfl.net/digisafe/kcsietranslate

All schools in Brighton and Hove are part of Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is a Police and information-sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the Police with the school Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended an alleged domestic abuse incident, thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the children. Please here for more information.

If you have any questions that arise from this information, please feel free to contact the school as soon as possible.