Child Protection/Safeguarding

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.  The school has a legal duty to protect children.  This means that if there are any concerns about safeguarding we have to follow them up, either by contacting Children’s Social Care, our Local Authority Safeguarding Team or other agencies.  We may need to share information about your child/family with them, and we have to work in partnership with them. 

We will try to discuss any concerns about our pupils with parents or carers first, but sometimes we are advised by other agencies that we should not do this.  We are sorry if this causes upset, but we have to follow the rules laid out for us.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda, to counter radicalisation and extremism. In addition we work locally with Operation Encompass where the school is contacted prior to the start of the school day if a child or young person has experienced or been exposed to any domestic abuse. (Please see copy of parent letter below.)

These policies are designed to keep all the children safe, and to support all our families.


Key Safeguarding People


      Sarah Evans

Designated Safeguarding Lead

     Sarah Evans

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

       Donna Gower

       Sue Collins

       Karen Pickard

Trustee with Safeguarding Responsibility

       Jane Ferguson

Family Support Advisor

      Donna Gower

Photographs and filming


Guidance for Parents


  • Parents should be aware before, in respect of school events, that images must be for private use only
  • Unfamiliar persons may be confronted, to ensure those without a connection to the school are not filming covertly
  • Parents should not take photos or film while assisting with children dressing or changing
  • We do ask that photos and videos are not put onto social networking sites such as Facebook as the children’s names may be “tagged”, thus identifying them without parental consent.