Solent Infant School

Solent Infant School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and to promoting a culture in which everyone feels confident about sharing any and all concerns they may have about their own safety and wellbeing or the safety and wellbeing of others.
Our aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking robust action to enable all children to have the best outcomes possible.

If you would like to discuss any provision or concern in relation to safeguarding at The Solent Schools, please contact Please note that this email address is only monitored during school hours and may be left unmonitored for up to 48 hours.

If you have an immediate safeguarding concern, please contact Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership 

Solent Infant School

E Curthoys - Head of School (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

R McQuilken - Class Teacher (SEND & Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

L Wilby - Executive Headteacher (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)


Solent Junior School

L Peterkin-Aldred – Head of School (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

K Young – (SEND Lead & Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

L Wilby - Executive Headteacher (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)




K Murriman - Link Governor for Safeguarding

Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership

Safeguarding Policy

The safeguarding policy is applicable to all on-and off-site activities undertaken by children while they are the responsibility of our school. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. This includes:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching/Learning Support Assistants
  • Technicians
  • Administrative staff
  • Supply teachers / Cover supervisors
  • Students
  • Peripatetic staff
  • Catering and cleaning staff
  • Premises staff
  • Midday supervisors
  • Visitors/Volunteers
  • Adult helpers
  • Local Governors
  • Trustees