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Merstham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff, including supply staff, volunteers and governors, must ensure that they are aware of the school’s child protection policy and procedures. Every member of staff must attend training, to which governors will also be invited. Parents and carers are welcome to read our policy, which is available on our website or via the school office.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

The Safeguarding Policy can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr G.Oulton


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Loveless (Davison)
Mrs H Cooper

Assistant Headteacher 
Class Teacher and Leadership Team

Lead Safeguarding SSB Member:

Mrs B Burr



If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the Designated  Safeguarding Leads (DSL) as soon as possible the same day.  Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

Concerns can be emailed to

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff then you should report this to one of the DSLs. If the concern relates to the DSL, concerns should be reported to the Lead Safeguarding School Governor.  

If you are still concerned, further advice is available from:

NSPCC Whistleblowing: 0800 028 0285
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 500
Childline: 0800 1111


Page Downloads Date  
MPS Safeguarding Policy 2022 2023 20th Jul 2022 Download
Safeguarding Policy Addendum 20th Jul 2022 Download
DSL Poster September 2022 01st Sep 2022 Download
Safeguarding Policy 2022 Appendix 4 08th Sep 2022 Download