Child Protection and Safeguarding

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 and online safeguarding course Handsam E-Training: Safeguarding Children.

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 (see below) which is given to them on arrival. They are then supervised whilst on site.

Mrs Stephanie Bendall

Senior Assistant Headteacher - Pastoral
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jo Bhadye

Head of Year 9
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Beckett

Safeguarding and Pastoral Support for Inclusion
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Ben Garner

Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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