The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is responsible for all matters related to safeguarding in the school which at Mersham Primary School is Mrs Chalkley (Headteacher).  Mrs Benjamin (Deputy Headteacher) and Miss Wheeler (Pastoral Care) have also undertaken the necessary training to act as Deputy DSLs.

Reporting a Concern
The team regularly meet and review all concerns that are currently ongoing and discuss any new referrals from staff and parents. If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child in school, then please do not hesitate to come in and speak to any member of the team.

Our Child Protection Policy can be found in the policies section of the school website. Click here to be taken to our policies. 

How else can I report a concern?

Childline: www.childline.org.uk/

Help for children and young people.

Calls are free and confidential and won’t appear on your phone bill.

Tel: 0800 1111

How else can I report a concern?

NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk

Help for adults concerned about a child.

People who call can remain anonymous.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

How else can I report a concern?

Operation Encompass: www.operationencompass.org

We are an Operation Encompass School.
This means we receive notifications from the Police if they have responded to the home of one of our children for domestic abuse. This allows us to better support the children and family involved.