Mental Health & Wellbeing
Merstham Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including their mental health and emotional well-being, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We recognise that children have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and that students cannot learn effectively unless they feel secure. We promote self-confidence and self-worth in an environment that promotes mutual respect, where students know their concerns will be listened to and actioned.
A nominated SSB Member instigates a review of the school’s safeguarding procedures annually, making any recommendations for improvements.
Mrs L Strachan is the DSL and Mr A Ward, Mrs K Cole and Mrs R Cronin are also DSL trained, these individuals act as a deputy when the DSL is off site. The school policy is to have a trained DSL on-site during the working hours of the school. All staff are regularly trained in safeguarding and child protection procedures.
At Merstham Park school, we have specialist staff who are trained to work with students identified as having emotional well-being or mental health issues. We can support children in a number of ways including:
- School nurse
- Learning Space
- Educational Psychologist
- 1-2-1 Space
- Behaviour support
- CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)