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

Our Child Protection Team

Mrs Alison Walker

Deputy Headteacher

Child Protection and Safeguarding Lead

Miss Mary Davies

Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Beckett

Safeguarding & Pastoral Support

Child Protection Level 2 trained

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Rob Buck

Teacher

Child Protection Level 2 trained

Mrs 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.

Click here to learn about Wokingham Borough Council's Targeted Youth Service.