Parents should be aware that we have a statutory duty to protect their children. Minterne Junior School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Kent’s Child in Need / Child Protection Procedures.
The school has its own Child Protection Policy, a copy is available on from this page. A paper copy is also available to read at the school.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Pearmain (lead DSL), Mrs Hadfield and Mrs Hurst.
Minterne Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy in place.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on our website or they can request a paper copy from the school office.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.