Keeping our children safe is a partnership between school and home, so if we have any worries or concerns about your child we will always speak to you first to see what we can do to help. If you would like to speak to a member of staff, in confidence, about a safeguarding concern about a child at St James, or seek help or advice, please contact either Mr McArthur or Mrs Elliott via the office, they are the school’s senior designated safeguarding leads.
If you would like to speak directly to Surrey Children’s Safeguarding services, their contact details are 0300 470 9100
There is also plenty of support and advice that parents, carers and families can access for further help and we’ve listed the main ones below.
Helen Owen, (Home/School Link Worker) can signpost to further agencies who can support with a range of issues including financial hardship, housing issues or offer practical support with problems at school.
The Surrey Family Information Service offer a free impartial information and signposting service on all aspects of family life for parents, including parenting advice and courses.
The Surrey website Mindworks offers a huge amount of advice for young adults and parents on a range of mental health issues.
The NSPCC website contains information and advice on many safeguarding issues, including keeping your child safe online. Information includes talking to your child about online safety, looking after your child’s online wellbeing and how to set up and manage parental controls.