St Martin's CofE Primary & Nursery School

A village school in the heart of the city

Safeguarding

At St Martin’s we know that children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. All staff and volunteers working in the school have a duty to ensure that children are safe and protected. We all have a duty to ensure that if there are any concerns relating to the welfare or safety of a child, the pan-Sussex child protection procedures are followed.

We will always try to work in partnership with families. However if there is any conflict between the needs of the child or young person and those of parents/carers or professionals, the needs of the young person will always come first. The school has a number of policies to keep children safe and well including the school’s Child Protection Policy which can be accessed on the school’s website or you can request a copy from the school office.

Everyone has a responsibility for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring they are protected from harm.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please report them to the staff below:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Astrella Chapman, Deputy Head. The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Chris Halley, Family Inclusion Coordinator and Jane Joshi, Deputy Head.

Self-Harm Learning Network – Free Training Sessions for Parents/Carers

Family Information Service (FIS)

Parenting & Family Support (formerly Parentline)

Anti Bullying

AMAZE – local support for Parents/Carers of children with special needs and disabilities

Safety Net – Local charity providing services and support to improve safety and well-being for children, young people and parents/carers.

Safety Net for the Children

Community Safety Team – Service for the reporting of hate incidents, anti-social behaviour and supporting those who have been targeted inside and outside school.

MOSAIC provides independant support for black and mixed-parentage families to combat racism and support the development of positive cultural and racial identity.