At St Columba C of E Primary School, we strive to ensure everyone in our school community is happy and safe. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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 are listened to.
For further information and advice for parents please follow the link to see our 'Keeping you children safe' page: Information for Parents
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for our School is Mrs K. Viola ~ Deputy Headteacher/SENDCO.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs L. Hardy - Headteacher
Mrs T. Hatton-Family Liaison Officer
Mrs Louisa Edmunds -Children's Wellbeing Support.
They are trained Safeguarding leaders and can also be approached with any concerns you may have.
Safeguarding is EVERYONE’s responsibility – if you feel that a child is at risk in any way, and for any reason, it is your legal obligation to report this in confidence to the Safeguarding leaders of our academy. By reporting a concern, you are not passing judgement on any other parent, and nor is the school, we are all simply fulfilling our core role of keeping children safe.
Chair of Transition Board- Mrs M. Watson.
Safeguarding Lead-Transition Board-Mr. C . Hawker.
Out of hours
Out of hours contact telephone number for Hampshire children's services
Phone: 0300 555 1373
Please note in an emergency call 999