Protecting the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, allowing them to live free
from abuse, harm and neglect.

At Witley Church of England Infant school, we are passionate about all the individuals in our care. All members of staff share the same values and our ethos means that we are an inclusive school, where each and every person counts.

“Safeguarding is everyone's business.”

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and adults. We make every effort to provide an environment in which all individuals feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to.

We have in place a comprehensive Safeguarding policy to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school. The policy also informs parents and carers how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.

Are you a school volunteer?

Witley C of E Infant School is committed to ensuring all of our volunteers are confident to safeguard our children.

Please note that ALL volunteers are required to attend a workshop this year so we can ensure our helpers have all the information and skills they need to keep our children safe. Please contact the school office to book yourself on one of the workshops.

Online Sexual Contact
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you or a child online? You can report worrying online sexual contact to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) by clicking the link below:
Internet Watch Foundation
You can report indecent images, videos and live streams of children shared online to the Internet Watch Foundation:

Further advice on safeguarding and child protection;
Surrey County Council Education Safeguarding Team
CEOP Thinkuknow:
Anti-Bullying Alliance:
Childnet International – making the internet a great and safe place for children. Includes resources for professionals and parents
Safer Internet Centre
Contextual Safeguarding Network
Key Personnel

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:
Mrs H Szczepanski – Headteacher
E:  School T: 01428 682420
Deputy DSLs:
Mrs Becky Latham -School Business Manager
Mrs Phillipa Allison - Senior Teacher and SENCo
E: senco@witley,  
Mrs Sarah Dutton – Home School Link Worker 

Nominated Child Protection Governor is:
Mrs S Whyte
E: T: 01428 682420

Chair of Governors:
Mrs S Edwards
E: T: 01428 682420
Talk to your child about online safety with the NSPCC advice on how to start the conversation and get support if you’re worried.