If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Daytime Telephone 01708 446472
Safeguarding at Squirrels Heath Junior School
All staff at Squirrels Heath Junior School take responsibility for promoting the welfare and wellbeing of the children in our care. The Local Authority also requires that our staff safeguard the welfare of all children by referring any serious concerns that they may have to a member of the School’s Safeguarding Team. This team, who receive regular training in all matters relating to safeguarding, will always treat all information, sensitively, confidentially and in a professional manner.
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Responsibility for PREVENT
Mary Shipton Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Mona Robson - Deputy Headteacher
Aoife Bush - Assistant Headteacher
Kerry Marshall - Assistant Headteacher
To help staff monitor the welfare of each child it is extremely important that parents keep the school informed of any unusual or serious injuries that their child has suffered and any changes that have occurred in home circumstances which might cause a child’s behaviour to change. In cases where staff have serious concerns about the welfare of a child, then the school has a duty to make a referral to Social Care. If this ever happens, please remember that it is because the school has a responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of every child in our care.
The school has a detailed Safeguarding Policy available on school website or from the School Office. This document outlines policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding at Squirrels Heath Junior School.
If you have any worries or concens about the welfare of a child at our school. Please contact us. All information will of course be treated in the strictest confidence.
Our policies and procedures for all matters related to safeguarding are guided by the "Keeping Children Safe in Education document 2022". Click below to view the document:
Our work with outside agencies is governed by the following guidance
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Further information for staff can be found at
Additional Support and Information
helpline: 0808 800 5000
helpline: 0800 1111
Please click below for a copy of our Safeguarding Policy
Please click below for a copy of our On-Line Safety Policy
Parents and carers can click here to access How to protect your child from abuse written by Charles Fortt, a leading safeguarding expert.
Additional guidance regarding on-line safety is available by clicking shj.havering.sch.uk/Parents/Online-Safety-Parent-Control
The following fact sheets have been produced by the UK Safer Internet Centre to help parents understand more about the technology many of our children already use.
Top Tips for using an I Pads
Top Tips for using an I Phone
Top Tips for using a Kindle Fire
Top Tips for using an XBox
Top Tips for using a Nintendo
Social Media Guidance