Safeguarding Statement

Chidham Parochial Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on our policies page.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Kim Thornton (Headteacher) training updated 18th June 2021

Our other Designated Safeguarding Leads are :

Mr Mat Chesshire (Deputy Headteacher), training updated 15th June 2021

Mrs Nikki Brown (Bursar) training updated 20th January 2021

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Helen Magri

As a parent or carer please call 999 for the Police if you think a child is in immediate danger. If you are worried about a child please speak to the Integrated Front Door (IFD) on 01403 229900 or email WSChildrenservices@WestSussex.gov.uk

If you would like to confidentially contact somebody at school, please contact us on 01243 572380

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.

Please click this link to visit the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership website