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South Farnborough Junior School

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Safeguarding at South Farnborough Junior School 


We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.


Safeguarding determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their school life. As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils. 


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility; all members of staff have a duty to safeguard our pupils' welfare and are trained to do so. All staff and volunteers at South Farnborough Junior School undergo checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and are fully familiar with our Safeguarding PolicyChild Protection Policy and Low Level Concerns Policy.


In all matters relating to safeguarding and child protection, the School will follow the procedures laid down by Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board together with DfE guidance contained in:

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE 2023).


If anyone has a concern about the safety or welfare of a pupil, they have a duty to report this concern.

At South Farnborough Junior School, concerns should be reported to one of the Safeguarding Leads who are:


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jenny Byrne, Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs Charlotte Jones

Deputy Head

Mrs Laura Hudson

Assistant Head for Inclusion and SENDCo.

Mrs Charlotte Allen

Upper School Phase Leader

Mrs Chantelle Nelson

Lower School Phase Leader


Mrs Zoe Plummer

School Business Manager




Safeguarding Governors

Mrs Janet Roberts OBE

Co-Chair of Governors

Mrs Anthea Dwyer

Co-Chair of Governors

Contact details available from the School Reception on (01252) 545682

First Aiders

If you or a child requires first aid assistance when in school, please notify a member of staff. All teaching assistants have received Emergency First Aid at Work training.  

Our qualified first aiders are: 

Mrs Helen BestMiss Sam BestMiss Rachel Best
Mrs Rachel AnkersMrs Maria Winter 


Hampshire Family Information and Services Hub

Family Support

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Here you will find a range of useful web links, downloadable resources, and online videos on various issues and topics that may be able to provide you with the support that you need, or answer questions that you may have.


If you are seriously concerned about a child you should contact this number without delay: Childrens Services 0300 555 1384 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) - out of hours 0300 555 1373. If it's an emergency and a child is in immediate danger, call 999


To help you access support, talk to someone from any of the support services who is already in contact with your family. This might be a health visitor, teacher or a community worker. They will discuss your concerns and help you access the right support.

Early Help Hub


E-Safety is a key aspect of our duty to keep children safe - both inside and outside of school. For parents and carers there is a wealth of online information which can be accessed in order to help to keep children safe online. 

For more information for parents/carers please visit our e-Safety page

Below are some useful links which can provide useful and impartial information

Child on Child Abuse

In England, the Department for Education (DfE) has published guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges.

The guidance states that schools and colleges should develop policies and procedures on responding to child-on-child sexual violence and harassment and that schools have a whole-school approach to safeguarding and child protection.


Within the DfE guidance it states that schools have a duty to teach children about sex and relationships and that this should include discussions about child-on-child sexual abuse, consent, healthy relationships and sexuality. At Junior school level, this is covered through our RSE curriculum; we cover these topics by ensuring we teach our children about what is acceptable, positive behaviour. We also do this at South Farnborough through our school values and by ensuring that we teach our children to speak up should they ever have concerns about behaviour they witness.


A copy of our parent information leaflet can be found below for your information. This can seem a lot for junior schools, but we do have to be open to the ‘it could happen here’ mentality, as then we can be aware, have policies in place and not be shut off to it. Rest assured the leaflet contains information for all schools, up to colleges, and we have included it to make you aware of the over arching situation for all school aged children.


If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact the school.

Prejudicial Language and Behaviour

Supporting your Adolescent - Toolkit for Parents/Carers

Lockdown Procedures

At South Farnborough Junior School, we take safeguarding and safety very seriously. It is important that we continue to review all our procedures, considering even those events that are very unlikely to occur.

Lockdown procedures may be activated in response to any number of situations, these may be:


  1. A reported incident, disturbance in the local community
  2. An intruder on the site
  3. A warning being received regarding a local risk of air pollution (smoke plume, gas cloud etc.)
  4. A major fire in the vicinity of the school
  5. The close proximity of a dangerous dog


Our procedure aims to minimise disruption to the learning environment whilst ensuring the safety of all pupils and staff.


At South Farnborough Junior School, there are two levels of lockdown:


  • Amber (Partial) Lockdown, during which school activities carry on as normal practice. However, entrances and exits throughout the school are monitored closely and all staff are aware and on alert to be vigilant. Children and parents would not be aware of the situation in this instance.
  • Red (Full) Lockdown, during which all staff and children would be inside the building, classrooms doors and windows barricaded and emergency services fully involved. Children and parents would be fully aware of the situation in this instance.


Once either lockdown procedure is implemented, the school will seek advice from external emergencies services. It may be that an Amber Lockdown is implemented as a precautionary measure until there is clarity on the level of threat.


 Instructions for parents in the event of a lockdown

  • Should a full lockdown take place, parents will be notified by the school office as soon as possible
  • During a lockdown procedure, parents should not attempt to call or come to the school, as this may hinder the school’s effort to contact and work with the emergency services
  • Lockdowns should not be discussed on social media, as this may spread false information and create panic.
  • If the end of the day is extended due to the lockdown, parents will be notified and will receive information about the time and place pupils can be picked up from, by the office staff or the emergency services.
  • A letter to parents will be sent home on the nearest possible day following any serious incident to inform parents of the context of the lockdown and to encourage parents to reinforce with their children the importance of following procedures in these very rare circumstances.


Prior to our drill, staff will take time to talk to pupils about lockdown procedures and explain why they are important. They will reassure pupils after the drill that they are safe, and will emphasise that practising procedures like this will make sure the school remains a safe place to learn.


School will have regular lockdown drills to practise, so that in the unlikely event of such a situation, our pupils and staff are fully prepared.

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