At Almeley Primary School and Little Elms Nursery safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. All practitioners make sure their approach is child-centred. This means they consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing 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.
(*Children includes everyone under the age of 18)
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Jo Keeble Acting Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Ms C Richards
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor
Acting Chair Mrs Monica Jones
Herefordshire (MASH )
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
(8:45am-5:15pm Monday to Friday)
Out of hours or at weekends
Early Help Hub
Local Authority Designated Officer:
Terry Pilliner, 01432 261739
NSPCC helpline 0800 028 0285
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday firstname.lastname@example.org.