Safeguarding and Child Protection

At our school child protection is given the highest priority by all staff and governors. We recognise that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe. We therefore ensure that the following is in place:

· Training- all staff receive appropriate Safeguarding training which is regularly updated

· Ensuring a safe learning environment

· Knowing the signs of abuse and what to look for

· Making referrals to Customer First

· Identifying children in need of extra help or at risk of significant harm

· Being aware of the schools’ safeguarding procedures

Safeguarding Personel - who to talk to if you have a concern

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Ms. Imogen Wallis

If she is not available then the DSL Alternates are : Mrs Carly Holland and Mrs Vicki Langford (who can also be contacted with any safeguarding concerns).

The Online Safety Leads are: Ms Imogen Wallis and Mrs Carly Holland

The Prevent Lead is:  Ms. Imogen Wallis

The person responsible for Looked after children is: Ms. Imogen Wallis

The Named Safeguarding Governor is: Rev. Chrissie Smart

The Chair of Governors is Rev. Chrissie Smart

Local Authority Designated Officers can be contacted via email on or using the LADO central telephone number 0300 123 2044 for advice and consultation.

The school has a Senior Designated Professional, Ms Wallis, to whom all Child Protection issues are referred. We take our responsibility for the care and safety of the children in Bedfield very seriously and will report any concerns to the appropriate authority. There are strict protocols to be observed and staff and Governors regularly update their training. Every adult who comes in to school on a regular basis is asked to read and sign our Volunteer Policy and will be required to have had a DBS check.
The Headteacher or other senior members of staff are ALWAYS available to talk to concerned parents

DSL Job Description

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 Safeguarding Policy 2023                                  MAT Whistleblowing Policy                   Working Together Guidance                              Allegations of Abuse Against Staff   Worried a child is being abused guidance      Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023    Child on Child Abuse                                           Staff Code of Conduct

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