Over the last few years there has been much greater public awareness of the dangers to children if they aren’t protected properly – every day there are stories in the media of children being hurt, neglected or mistreated.
The staff at Otterhampton Primary School have an overriding responsibility to protect the children at our school and work in partnership with other agencies like the Health Authority, Social Services and the police.
Because our first concern must be the well-being of your child, there may be occasions when we have to consult other agencies before we contact parents. The procedures we have to follow have been laid down in accordance with the Local Authority Child Protection Procedures.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Claire Luce CLuce@educ.somerset.gov.uk
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Julie Salter
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Ali Pugsley