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Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and together we want to ensure that our children are safe, happy and secure at all times. If you have any concerns about your own, or another child, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads below.

All members of staff have a duty to safeguard our pupils' welfare and are trained to do so.   

Our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Andy Howard

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jo Westhead

For more details about these roles please see the school's Child Protection Policy. (The link to the Policy page is on the top right of this page.)

Safeguarding Policies

For the latest Safeguarding Policies go to our policies page by clicking here. 

Safeguarding Governors

Steve Barnes (Chair)               Neil Mitchell
Ceri Casey                                 Amy Taylor
Nickie Cheetham 

Are you concerned about the safety or welfare of a child?

You don't need to know everything about the child before contacting Children's Services. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, it is important that you talk to someone about this.

Contact Children's Services on 0300 555 1384

Are you concerned about someone working with children?

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO).

Contact the LADO on 01962 876 364

Do you work in the community?

If your job involves entering and working in people's homes and something concerns you about a child, contact Children's Services.

Contact Children's Services on 0300 555 1384

Useful Websites

Keeping Safe in the virtual world - the Local Authority advises the following:

“Parents/carers should be encouraged to have conversations about the online activities in which children are engaged, who they are talking with and the safeguards they are taking”.

Guidance on these conversations can be found at:

Teaching Your Child about Internet & Online Safety | NSPCC

Online safety guidance


UKSafer Internet Centre

Digital Parenting Magazine

Other Staying Safe and Well Issues: The Local Safeguarding Children Partnership website can be found below. This has advice, guidance and resources for parents, young people and professionals on a number of safeguarding areas.  https://www.hampshirescp.org.uk/

The NSPCC have been commissioned by the DfE to provide a specific helpline:  help@nspcc.org.uk

Hampshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health): https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/

More information about eSafety can be found on our eSafety page, please click here. 

Useful Websites from one of our Parents received January 2024

  • https://screenstrong.org/ - advice on freeing your children from addictive screen habits

  • Officer Gomez - A school resource officer in the USA, who has a YouTube channel and Facebook page which talks parents through the latest apps and how these tech.-savvy children of ours are bypassing safety controls. He teaches parents how to build a better line of communication with their children around tech., and how to stay one step ahead. Here's a link to one of his videos so you can find him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUUMcAhvMQU

    https://teched-off.com/ - a website dedicated to educating parents about the effect of smartphone usage on children. It contains helpful smartphone alternatives, etc.

  • 'Parenting in a tech. world' on Facebook. A very basic resource, but helpful for discussing various computer games and age ratings.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He3IJJhFy-I&t=52s - about the dangers of social media and how it is contributing to mental illness and suicide in school-age children

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEDAzqswh8&t=29s - about the addictive nature of social media and the science behind it


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