Protecting Children

Schools have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children; schools are expected to consult with Hertfordshire's Children's Services if there is a concern for a child’s welfare.  A referral is not intended as an accusation, it is a reporting of concerns in accordance with Hertfordshire Child Protection Procedures. 


The headteacher is the designated teacher for child protection and will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about our child protection policies and practice. In her absence, the school has two further designated safeguarding leads, the Children's Support Worker, Mrs Elaine Appleford, and the KS1 & EYFS Phase Lead, Mrs Alex Quickenden. The child protection policy is available to parents in the statutory policies section of the website.


MPL is committed to the protection and safety of children and young people.