At Merriott Primary School we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. A duty is placed on the school and governing body to protect and promote the welfare of children. We are strongly committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of the children within our community by following the guidelines offered by Department for Education (DFE) and the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership. We are also committed to working in partnership with other agencies such as Children Social Care, the local Health Authority, Parent and Family Support and the Police to keep children in our care safe.
If there is any cause for concern over the wellbeing of a child within our school community, all staff, pupils, volunteers and parents should be aware of who to contact within the school staff.
The school’s designated person for Child Protection is Mrs Lois Bowery (Headteacher)
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Craig Pearce
Local Area Designated Officer Direct: telephone 0300 1232224