Orchard 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 Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in this section of our website. 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 his/her 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. All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school.
Orchard’s Safeguarding Team
Mrs Matthews (School Business Manger and Designated Safeguarding Lead DSL)
Mrs Lincoln (Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead DDSL)
Mr Williams (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead DDSL)
Mr Sutton (Executive Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead DDSL)
Mrs Williams (KS2 Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead DDSL)
If you need to make an immediate referral in or out of school time about a safeguarding concern please contact: Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership 0300 123 4043 or visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/childrens-social-care/child-protection/hertfordshire-safeguarding-children-partnership/hscp.aspx