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Child Protection & Safeguarding

At Miers Court Primary School we are fully committed to the wellbeing and safety of all of our children. We adhere strictly to all required and recommended safeguarding procedures and regularly audit and update our practice and procedures to reflect best practice.

If you are worried about a child, our school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs S Chapman and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss M Munns, Miss L Collings and Mrs S Doherty.

Gill Marshall is the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Safeguarding Lead

The designated Child Protection officer/Safeguarding Lead is: 
Sue Chapman – Headteacher/AEN Lead

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, Sue can be approached in confidence directly in the Miers Court Primary School, or you can contact her on 01634 388943 between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

We have a number of Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers/Safeguarding Leads:

Stacey Doherty - EY Lead
Michelle Munns - Deputy Head
Linsey Collings - Assistant Headteacher

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, these people can be approached in confidence directly in school, or can be contacted on 01634 388943 between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy can be accessed here:


E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. Here at Miers Court Primary school, we believe the use of technology in school and the modern world greatly enriches a child’s learning. However, we also understand the concerns and risks that children may view undesirable materials. As a school, we have taken positive steps to ensure we reduce this risk. Our school internet has a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate websites and materials. The children are taught how to stay safe online throughout the curriculum. We also believe that a fundamental part to e-safety is the importance of teaching children about personal responsibility when using the internet.

We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way. We have recommended some helpful websites below for you to read through, which also include some activities to do together.

Helpful Resources:

Childnet - conversation starter ideas: https://www.childnet.com/

Thinkuknow – the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team’s set of educational materials from four years old and upwards: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Digizen – a great resource for understanding the e-safety implications of social networking and cyberbullying: https://www.digizen.org/

NSPCC NetAware – a guide to social networks, games and apps: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/