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Woolston Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, parents, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. This section of our website aims to give you a guide to safeguarding policies and procedures in our school. If you cannot find something, please contact the school and let us know!

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Simon Arthur - Headteacher

In the absence of Mr Arthur, Miss Jenkins, Mrs Cool and Mrs Surtees also have responsibility for Safeguarding.



Miss Jenkins                                                          Mrs Cool                                                   Mrs Surtees    


Our governor for Safeguarding is:  Mr Lee Donnarumma 

We fully recognise our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of all the children in our care. 

We therefore strive to:

  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
  • Ensure we practice safer recruitment in compliance with the LCSB Standards for Safer  Recruitment 2010
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Implement the Southampton LA procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  • Support children who have been abused in accordance with the Southampton LA procedures
  • Ensure that all staff receive appropriate safeguarding training in compliance with the LCSB Training Strategy, which includes e-safety

Our Safeguarding Policy can be seen here

Worried About a Child?

If you are worried that a child may be at risk of neglect or abuse please contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at the school office.  

Out of school hours please email: 

Alternatively contact
Children's Resource Service (MASH)
Professionals Line: 023 8083 2300 (You will need the child’s name, dob and address)
Public Line: 023 8083 3336
(Out of hours: 023 8023 3344)


If a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.


CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.  If you need to report about sexual abuse or grooming online, please follow this link.


For further information on how to stay safe, visit our Parental Support section.