Safeguarding children at Fairisle Junior School is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern.
Fairisle Junior School has a safeguarding team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Peter Howard
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Beverley Bessey
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Robin Hayes
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Tracey Rankin
If you are worried that a child may be at risk of abuse, harm or neglect please contact:
MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Telephone (office hours): 023 8083 3336
Out of hours: 023 8023 3344
If you are not a professional involved with the child or family, you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially.
You can report a child protection concern on the Southampton Safeguarding referral form
You may also contact MASH by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You must state if you wish to remain anonymous at the start of your message, but professionals cannot remain anonymous.
Or in an emergency contact the police by telephone on 999
NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000
What should I do if I am worried about a child?
It can sometimes be difficult to know what to do for the best. If you find out a child is being harmed, you may be thinking that perhaps the child is really alright. You don’t want to provoke someone and make matters worse for the child. Perhaps you’re concerned the family might be broken up and the children put in care (although this actually rarely happens). You may think the problem will resolve itself. And you may not know where to go for help. It may seem the easiest thing to do is to do nothing. But please don’t. Trust your own judgment. It is important that you act.
If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of abuse or neglect, please contact Children and Families’ Social Care straight away using the contact details above.