St Peter’s Safeguarding Statement 2024

“Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business”

St Peter’s C of E Infant School is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

At St Peter’s, we know there can be no greater importance to parents and carers than the safety of their children. It is a priority that our safeguarding procedures keep our children safe.

We have a team of staff responsible for keeping children safe and supporting those most vulnerable to harm and neglect.

Miss Lenia Greenaway (Headteacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Tim Atterton (Class Teacher) is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mrs Monica Vaquinhas (Class Teacher) is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Miss Maria Coyle is the nominated governor for safeguarding.

Safeguarding involves every member of the community. If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and report it to one of the safeguarding team as soon as possible. Please do not conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to a member or staff, please report this directly to the Headteacher or chair of governors.

Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child. If a suspicion of abuse is recorded, parents and carers will be informed at the same time that the record is made.

School policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school. Please see our safeguarding policies below. All policies and guidance applies to all staff and volunteers working in the school. The governing body monitors the school’s adherence to policies and procedures and reviews the school’s policies.

Our curriculum is used to promote safeguarding by teaching pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and other’s safety.

Parents should be aware of all types of abuse, including Physical Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence, Peer on Peer Abuse and also Emotional Abuse. Descriptions of these can be found on the NSPCC website along with guidance on spotting the signs of abuse. The NSPCC website also contains lots of other advice, with relation to safeguarding concerns.

Online safety plays an increasing role in the safeguarding of pupils. Our e-safety newsletters for parents have more information about keeping children safe online.

Should you have a concern regarding any safeguarding matter, please do contact us using the

To report suspicious behaviour by people you meet online or anything you feel is inappropriate:

Report online concerns to CEOP