Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Statement


Long Ditton St Mary’s Junior School recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.

Key Personnel

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at LDSM is the Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Martin




The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Deputy DSLs) are:


                                        Miss Laura Simpson       Mrs Lisa Rootes        Mrs Sherry Barlow 


Mr James Cooper


The Chair of the Governing Body is: Rachel Cook 

The Safeguarding Governor is: Sam Hooke


The DSL/Deputy DSLs can be contacted via or via the school office or 0208 398 1070.  The Chair of Governors/Safeguarding Lead can be contacted via the school (see above).  The Chair of Governors can also be contacted via  These contact details are contained at the front of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (see below to download).

Long Ditton St Mary’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.


The School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policy is available on request and is available below. If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL or a deputy as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.


If your concerns related to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL or a deputy in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take.

See below LDSM policies relating to the safeguarding of children, followed by links to safeguarding policies and documentation of other external organisations, some of which have been referenced in school assemblies and during in-house training.


The website for the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership can be found at

Links to External documents

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