A brief overview of safeguarding in school
Safeguarding children, quite simply, means keeping children and young people safe. It includes but is not limited to child protection, to abuse and neglect, but covers well being, and many issues and concerns faced by children and young people, aiming to ensure that they grow up happily, healthily, safely and able to achieve their full adult potential.
We recognise that all members of the School community, including parents, carers, visitors and staff, play a full and active part in protecting children. The school embraces its legal duty of care towards the children, and has developed policies and practical procedures to help us to keep the children safe.
Policies and procedures
You can find all our policies and procedures (including those specifically relating to our safeguarding procedure) on our Policies & Procedures page.
How to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead
If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Tom Blackwell either by email at or phone the school office and ask to speak to Tom on +44(0)1437 563640.
Our commitment to safeguarding
All staff attend regular safeguarding and child protection training. We have a strong, proactive safeguarding team of a Designated Safeguarding Lead and a Safeguarding Deputy.
The safeguarding team are available to support and provide information and advice to the children, parents, carers, visitors and staff and to deal with any concerns. We work closely with families and external agencies in order to provide the best outcomes for the children and their families. We meet regularly and have a constant open dialogue about safeguarding issues that may affect children across the school – from Kindergarten to Main School – everything from recruiting staff, handling concerns about children’s welfare and safety, to internet safety or making sure that the children are dressed appropriately for the weather.