Safeguarding at New Marske Primary School.

There can be no issue of greater importance to parents and carers than the safety of their children. Safeguarding is an area that remains a continuing focus at school, with the school employing a range of strategies to ensure that its systems and procedures are effective in promoting the welfare of all pupils and staff.

Within New Marske Primary School safeguarding is regarded as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development. This links closely to the school’s statutory duty for child protection which is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.

Within school a team of staff are responsible for monitoring safeguarding with regular reports made to staff and governors about these issues within school. This team consists of:

Name Position Responsibility
Mr J. Dooris Head Teacher Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Miss K. Allen Year 4 Teacher Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs S. Long Chair of Governors Designated Child Protection Governor

As well as school staff to support the work with safeguarding within New Marske Primary, the school also use the services of Safeguarding Support, who support the school by providing training and offering support to the school.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding or child protection please pass this concern onto Mr Dooris or Miss Allen. If you have any concerns about how safeguarding procedures are conducted in school, contact can be made with Mr Dooris, head teacher, of Mrs Sophie Long, the chair of governors. Contact can be made via the school office.


Galileo MAT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023 to 2024