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St Mary Bourne Primary School

Learning, growing and achieving together


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are advised to inform all parents and carers of our duty to report concerns that a child may have been neglected or abused to the relevant authorities. We may do so, in some circumstances, without your consent and/or without informing you.


Safeguarding Team -


  • Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Jacqui Hopkins, Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Jenny Ball
  • Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Jo Perry
  • Chair of Governors - Mr Michael Ball
  • School Office - 01264 738336


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 as soon as possible on the same day.


In an emergency

If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999

If you need to speak to someone urgently out of school hours, please call the duty social worker on: 0300 555 1373 or refer to the Hampshire Out of Hours website:   https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/safeguardingchildren/childprotection/outofhours 


If your concern relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Head Teacher in confidence.  If the concern related to the Head Teacher you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) on 01962 876364 who will consider what action to take.