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Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance states that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development

  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome


Safeguarding primarily includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work however there are numerous other elements which can also fall under the safeguarding umbrella.

The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of Sue Griffiths (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Marie-Louise Woods, and  Stacey Lakeman (Deputy Safeguarding Leads).

All Sun Hill Junior staff receive an annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training session from the DSL and complete appropriate compulsory training. Sun Hill Junior staff are made aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school, and it is ​regularly discussed at whole staff meetings and all staff bulletins. The Safeguarding team meet regularly to discuss any safeguarding matters that have been raised or are ongoing, with a view to check processes and all actions have been met.

If any student, parent, staff or members of the local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Deputy Safeguarding Leads, or if there is an immediate safety concern, the Police.  Please use the emails addresses linked above or phone Perins School on 01962 732801.

Sun Hill Junior School adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

  • The Prevent Duty 2015


The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents, both internal and external, which are reviewed regularly. These are:

Further Support is Available:

Early Help

Children’s Services

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)


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