Who is responsible for Safeguarding in the School?

At Mersham Primary School, everyone is responsible for ensuring high standards of pupil behaviour, safety and welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is responsible for all matters related to safeguarding in the school which at Mersham Primary School is Mrs Chalkley (Headteacher). Miss Hanson (Deputy Headteacher) and Miss Sexton (Senior Teacher) have also undertaken the necessary training to act as deputy DSL’s.

Reporting a Concern
The team regularly meet and review all concerns that are currently ongoing and discuss any new referrals from staff and parents. If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child in school, then please do not hesitate to come in and speak to any member of the team.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here Safeguarding-Policy.pdf (302 downloads)  and in the Policy section of the school website

How else can I report a concern?


Help for children and young people
Calls are free and confidential and won’t appear on your phone bill
Tel: 0800 1111

Help for adults concerned about a child
People who call can remain anonymous
Tel: 0808 800 5000