At Midsomer Norton Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. 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).

The procedures which we follow are in line with those of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Sarah Biss (Head of School)

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mr Alun Randell & Mrs Michelle Ross (Exec Head Teacher & Assistant Headteacher). 

Our Safeguarding Governor is also our Chair of Governors: Kath Cox.

Please click here to view Midsomer Norton Schools partnership policies including child protection 

Please click here to view the schools local safeguarding procedure.

There have been updates to Keeping children safe in education, to view the 2023 guidance please click here.