Safeguarding all children is a paramount aspect of the school's work.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing the impairment of children's mental and physical health or development;
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Minet Infant and Nursery School is deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. The school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy outlines the safeguarding procedures the school follows in order to effectively fulfil this commitment. Click below to access the school's policy as well as the DfE's Keeping Children Safe in Education which the school also follows.
Translations of Keeping Children Safe in Education can be found here. Part 1 and Annex A have been translated into several languages including Bengali, Somali and Urdu.
Designated Safeguarding Leads at Minet
Lead DSL - Mrs S. Dolan (Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Mr W. Wathen-Howell (Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Mr A. Jaffer (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Mrs L. Holland (Learning Mentor)
Our Safeguarding Link Governor is Mrs Safiya Abbas who can be contacted via the main school office.
If you are worried about a child, please talk to a one of the DSLs listed above. You can also contact Hillingdon's safeguarding team on 01895 556006. The NSPCC Helpline can also be contacted.
If you think a crime has been committed and/ or a child is at immediate risk, you should call the police on 999.
Safeguarding concerns relating to staff members should be reported to the Headteacher (Mr Howell).
Children can contact Childline if they need to talk to someone about something they are worried about.
Information about different aspects of safeguarding can be found by clicking the links below:
Information about online safety can be found by clicking the link below: