Meon Valley Federation

Welcome to

Meon Valley Federation

  1. Newtown Soberton Infant School
  2. About Us
  3. Safeguarding



At Newtown Soberton Infant School keeping children safe is our main priority. It is recognized that all staff play a key role in safeguarding pupils and in the prevention of harm, early identification, intervention and support for pupils at risk of harm. We aim to create an environment where children are safe, valued and know that their concerns will be taken seriously. The vision, aims and ethos of the school all support this intention to ensure the safety and security of children in our care.

We follow policies and procedures outlined by the DfE and Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board to ensure all children are safeguarded. Our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is updated annually and all staff receive regular safeguarding training.

Key DfE documents and guidance which underpin our practice are:

Working Together To Safeguard Children

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

Mrs Emma Howell (Executive Head Teacher)


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:

Mrs Cath Butler (Teaching & Learning Lead at Newtown Soberton Infant School)

Ms Michelle Lancaster (Teaching & Learning Lead at Meonstoke CE Infant School)


Our Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is: Mr Jamie Leeper


If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads