St Mark’s CE School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Our Child Protection policy draws upon duties conferred by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004, The Children and Families Act 2014, S175 of the 2002 Education Act, and the guidance contained in “Working Together to Safeguard Children”, the DfE’s statutory guidance “Keeping children safe in education”, along with Ofsted Guidance and procedures. We also have regard to the advice contained in DfE’s “What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused” and “Information Sharing – Advice for practitioners”. The policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by pupils whilst they are the responsibility of the School.

Please click on the link below to read our Safeguarding Policy

Please see below a list of useful contacts not only within our school but for the Local Authority and other useful agencies.

St Mark’s Church of England School Contacts:
Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr Amir Fakhoury
Deputy designated Safeguarding Officers Mrs Stephanie Bryant
Mrs Samantha McDonald
Mrs Laura Slade
Designated Prevent officer Mrs Stephanie Bryant
Nominated Governor for child protection Mrs Jenny Court


Southampton Safeguarding contacts and numbers:
Southampton Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Jemma Swann
Tel: 023 8091 5535 Mobile: 07789 616092
Southampton local safeguarding board Independent Chair / Manager: 
Tel: 023 8083 2995
CRS Children's Resource Service Tel: 023 8083 2300
Tel: 023 8083 3336
Out of hours team: 023 8023 3344