At High Ongar Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child in our care is of utmost importance. Our staff team is committed to safeguarding our school community by ensuring that we provide an environment for pupils that is safe and secure and one where pupils have confidence in us to care for them and keep them safe from harm.
All school staff are trained in Child Protection. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
High Ongar Primary School takes the welfare and safety of students very seriously, working hard to reduce any kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. We strive to ensure that every child in school feels safe, secure, well cared for and therefore able to reach their full potential.
On occasion, our concern about a child may mean that we need to consult external agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are initially discussed with parent/carers, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
With this in mind, to ensure that all children are safe both inside and outside of school, we ask that if you have any concerns surrounding any pupil of High Ongar Primary School that you make contact with a member of the Safeguarding team at your earliest convenience.
If the issue is urgent and the school is closed, please contact Essex Children and Families Hub. Contact number: 0345 606 1212. Email: [email protected]
If you believe that a child is in imminent danger you must contact the police by dialling 999.
Our Safeguarding and Pastoral Team
Mrs J Evans (DSL)
Mrs S Hampshire (Deputy DSL)
Mrs J Putterford (Deputy DSL)
Mrs S Paddington (Pastoral Lead)