Safeguarding Team

The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Ms Janine Kenna Mrs Claire Ellerker Miss Claire Higgins Mrs Louisa Asgill
Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Designated Safeguarding Governor

"It is a warm, friendly place where everyone is welcome regardless of their differences. Pupils feel happy and safe here."
OFSTED April 2023

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
  • Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. 

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Please click on the link below to access our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and view our Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy. 

Staff Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection

All staff must read and sign Part 1 of Keeping children Safe in Education 2021 and all staff receive a minimum or one safeguarding and child protection training session annually.

Additionally there is a rolling programme of professional development for child facing staff to address safeguarding themes throughout the academic year.