Hunter’s Bar Infant School

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Child Protection

Hunter's Bar Infant School Safeguarding Charter

Mrs Catherine Carr, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sandra Doyle, Designated Safeguarding Officer
Ms Jeanette Sparkes, Designated Safeguarding Officer


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – we rely on all those working with children to take any suspicions, allegations or concerns about a child seriously.It is our collective responsibility to protect all children from physical, sexual and emotional harm and neglect.

How can you contribute?

  • Ensure that your behaviour is appropriate at all times.You can read our Behaviour Guidelines for Adults if you need further advice about this.
  • Take immediate steps if abuse is alleged or suspected.This means telling the Head Teacher (or the Deputy Head in her absence) immediately.You will be asked to make a written record of your concerns.
  • Remember to put the welfare of the child or young person first.
  • Never investigate concerns yourself.
  • What should you do if you suspect a child or young person is being abused?
  • Tell the Head Teacher or the Deputy Head Teacher immediately.
  • Record your concerns (forms in staff work room) and give a copy to the Head Teacher or the Deputy Head Teacher.
  • If a child or young person tells you they are being abused:
  • Allow them to speak without interruption and accept what they say.
  • Never agree to keep information confidential.
  • Tell them you will help and explain that you must pass the information on to the Head Teacher.
  • Record your concerns and give a copy to the Head Teacher.
  • If you receive an allegation involving a member of staff, a carer or a volunteer, including yourself:
  • Tell the Head Teacher or the Deputy Head Teacher immediately.
  • Record what you have been told and give a copy to the Head Teacher.

Child Protection Teachers

The Head Teacher is MRS CATHERINE CARR and, in this school, she is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Designated Safeguarding Officers are MRS SANDRA DOYLE who in this school is also the Deputy Headteacher and MS JEANETTE SPARKES

You may talk to any of them about any query or concern which you may have about any issue relating to children’s welfare in school.

Stay Vigilant

  • Look out for any signs that cause you to be concerned about a child or young person.
  • Listen to what the child or young person has to say.
  • Always keep a record.
  • Act immediately.

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