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Meare Village logoEveryone is responsible for the Safeguarding and welfare of pupils at Meare.

Are you volunteering in school?
Are you running a club or offering music tuition?
Are you undertaking a training placement?
If so have you…

  • Spoken to Jan Fellows our Designated Safeguarding Lead?

  • Read  Keeping Children Safe  in education and Safeguarding – a guide for NQTs and other school staff?
  • Signed our school declaration?
  • Provided appropriate identification to Clare Pappin in the school office who is responsible for maintaining our Single Central Record?

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child it is YOUR DUTY to report your concerns to:

Jan Fellows
Designated Safeguarding Lead
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Hannah Stevens
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Mark Hicks
Safeguarding Governor

Do NOT hesitate!  Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility!

Alternatively you can make direct contact with the Local Authority via the link below. 


Safer Recruitment Processes and Visitors to the School

The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance on St Mary’s Road.  Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed in the school reception for your information. 

All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school.  At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.

KCSIE September 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Links to useful websites and resources for parents:



Word Format
PDF Format
Safeguarding Procedures for volunteers and visitors
February 2018
Adult Volunteers Policy
February 2017
Child Protection and Safeguarding
September 2018

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