Safeguarding

Safeguarding children is taken extremely seriously at Telford Infant School. Any adult working in school, including volunteers, is required to undertake relevant police checks prior to starting work. Invariably this involves a DBS check. We have clear procedures to make sure that children are safe and secure at all times.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be accessed by clicking on this link:
Our Low Level Concerns Policy can be found by following this link:
Telford Infant School safer Recruitment Procedure can be found by following this link:
Telford Infant School Online Safety Policy and Acceptable User guides can be found by the following links below:
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. We have a duty to protect our children against such influences and all of our staff are trained to recognise and deal with this issue.
Our Preventing Radicalisation Policy can be accessed by clicking on this link:

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs Sian Oustayiannis

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Ms Louise Roberts
Mrs Merion Shippam

Our Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding are:
Mrs Sarah Boad
Mr Fin McCarthy

Leaders who have been trained in Safer Recruitment are:
Mrs Sian Oustayiannis – Headteacher
Mr Fin McCarthy - Governor

Our Online Safety Coordinator is:
Ms Louise Roberts

Every member of staff and member of the Full Governing Board receive regular Safeguarding training.

Telford Infant School works in partnership with Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Children’s Services to support pupils who are affected by incidents of domestic violence and abuse through a scheme is called Operation Encompass.

When the Police attend any incident of domestic violence or abuse in any household in which a pupil of the school lives, Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) receive a confidential and secure Email on the morning of the next school day, notifying them that there has been an incident and that the child may need support. 

On receipt of any such notification, DSLs ensure that teachers and other staff directly in contact with affected children support them with due kindness, care and sensitivity.  In addition to supporting children, the process means that the school is also in a position to offer parents and carers support as appropriate. 

The information provided to the school is managed and stored with the utmost sensitivity and discretion consistent with all other confidential safeguarding records.