Safeguarding at Town Farm
How do we keep your child safe?
Safeguarding encompasses all the things we do to protect our pupils. All schools have a legal duty to protect pupils and at Town Farm this duty of care is placed above everything else.
health and safety
ensuring no discrimination
preventing child-on-child abuse
preventing risk of radicalisation
disclosure and barring checks on staff and adults in the school
first aid and medication
All staff, including governors, have annual training including an assessment test, as well as termly updates to ensure they keeping child safety at the forefront of what they do, including referring and monitoring cases of suspected abuse. Staff are required to read the school's Child Protection Policy and Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education each year.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please email the Lead DSL, Miss Elliott or Deputy DSLs, Mr. Bhatti, Mrs. Shrimpton or Mrs. Smith at DSL@town-farm.surrey.sch.uk
Town Farm prides itself on excellent communication, especially where safeguarding is concerned. The DSL team are here to listen and to support families.
Town Farm Safeguarding Statement
Town Farm Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children under Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and develop; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.