Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children at Amberley C of E Primary School 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

This means that we have Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies and procedures in place which we refer to on our website. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. 

Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request.

 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

 

Our Federation Designated Safeguarding Lead, Pupils (DSL) is Mr. Paul Armitage

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Allegations against Staff is Mrs. Lizzie Martin

 

 Our DSL, school-based is Mrs Rebecca Westwood

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare please record your concerns, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.    Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Executive Headteacher, Mrs Lizzie Martin.

 Please contact her, in confidence, via email at Office@coldwalthamschool.com marking your email ‘Private and Confidential’ or by telephone on 01798 872196.

 

If your concern relates to the Executive Headteacher, you must contact Mr Ray Jackson, Chair of Governors.

Please contact him, in confidence, by email on rjackson@arunvillagesfederation.com

or by telephone on 01903 741644 or 07836 549259.

 Should you be unable to contact any of the above designated people and you have a pressing concern about the safety of a child, referrals to Contact your local child protection services.

 

Integrated Front Door
(IFD) for Early Help & MASH

Tel: 01403 229900
Wschildrenservices@westsussex.gov.uk

 

For consultation or advice, each Local Authority also has Local Authority Designated Officers (LADOs).  LADO’s are Donna Tomlinson and Miriam Williams. Asst LADO is Sally Arbuckle

 

Local Authority Designated Officer

(LADO)

 Consultation or seeking advice please call the duty number

0330 222 6450 (9am -5pm)

LADO@westsussex.gov.uk

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection is the responsibility of everyone in the Amberley C of E community; the worst thing that we can do is to do nothing.

Please do not hesitate to raise a concern, no matter how small you may feel that it is.

 

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