At Hemington Primary School, the following people are responsible for safeguarding and child protection.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Alun Randell, Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lynn Dixon, Class Teacher
Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Kerrie Courtier
At Hemington Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures which we follow are in line with those of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. On occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare. To access the Childline Website please click here
If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused click here to access the Somerset County Council child at risk reporting page
Click here to access all safeguardng policies including: Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, Prevent, Whistleblowing Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy and E-Safety Policy.
Click here to view our 'Local Safeguarding Procedures'
Click here to view our school's Anti-Bullying Charter.
For more information and advice click the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership website: