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Safeguarding & Well-Being

Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  Parent/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible, seek their consent to a referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded.

Parents/carers will appreciate that the designated person for safeguarding (child protection) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.

Our students can report a safeguarding concern online by clicking HERE

DSL Email Address:
DSL (Director of Safeguarding and Student Welfare): Kate Priestnall 
Direct Email:

Full Time DDSL (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead): Isobel Pawley 
Direct Email:

Additional DDSLs: Azizah Pathan, Russ Arnold, Mark Boast, Georgia Birks, Michaela Thomas

Chair of Governors: Danielle Goodayle 

Mental Health Offer & Family Support Directory 

Links & Resources 

  • Domestic Violence Notifications / Encompass 
  • Anti-Bullying Information and Support / Anti-Bullying Alliance
  • Information and Support Focussing on Stopping Child Exploitation (CE) / Stop CSE 

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