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Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Maiden Erlegh School we take safeguarding and child protection issues very seriously.

We believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including practitioners who do not have a specific role in relation to child protection, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS checked for their suitability to work with children and young people. DBS has replaced CRB. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service, click here.

At employment and then annually, staff are also required to complete an online safeguarding course SMARTLOG e-Learning Safeguarding Children Refresher.

Once the member of staff joins our school, they are given school Safeguarding Training by one of our Child Protection Team. This training includes an overview of our responsibilities, signs and symptoms as well as advice and guidance about what to do in the event of a concern.

Other visitors to the school are expected to sign in at reception and to read our Safeguarding Leaflet, which is given to them on arrival. They are then supervised whilst on site.

Our Child Protection Team is:

Alison Walker

Deputy Headteacher/ Child Protection and Safeguarding

Mary Davies

Headteacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Beckett

Safeguarding & Pastoral Support /
Child Protection Level 2 trained/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Rob Buck

Teacher / Child Protection Level 2 trained

Clare McIntyre

Safeguarding & Pastoral Support / Child
Protection Level 2 trained

In their absence, these matters will be dealt with by the relevant Assistant Headteacher for the Key Stage, in liaison with Alison Morgan Senior Deputy Headteacher.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

For information on how we tackle the following issues, along with information and advice please click on the relevant link below.


Internet Safety

Self Harm




Forced Marriage

Child Abuse

Youth Safety

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Maiden Erlegh School


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