Safeguarding Statement

The Magna Carta School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

We believe that students have a right to develop and learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from harm and all types of abuse. We make every effort to ensure children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to. The Government publishes statutory guidance for schools on keeping children safe in education settings.

The Magna Carta School follows the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available on our policies page.

All staff have a role in the prevention of harm and abuse and an equal responsibility to act immediately on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm, either in the school or in the community in accordance with statutory guidance. The welfare of the child is paramount.

Whilst the school will work openly with parents as far as possible, it reserves the right to contact Social Care or the police, without notifying parents if this is believed to be in the child’s best interests.

Our Safeguarding Team

Ms R Atkinson                   Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Poole                        Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Schofield                  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Camburn                 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Dyer                         Safeguarding Governor

If your child is concerned about their wellbeing or concerned about a friend, they can talk to the DSL/DDSLs or to any adult in school that they trust. We will then work together to address any issues and to ensure everyone is safe.

If you have concerns about a child in the school, please contact the DSL/DDSLs or alternatively contact Surrey Children’s Services (click on this link to find out more) on 0300 470 9100 or in an emergency dial 999.