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.

For out of hours emergency Safeguarding concerns (before 8am and after 4:30pm during school weekdays, weekends and school holidays), please contact your relevant Local Authority designated duty line. For Wokingham, this is 01189 088002 and for Reading, this is 01189 373641.

Mrs Stephanie Bendall

Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Paul Gibson 

Headteacher                                                                                  Deputy Designated safeguarding lead 

Mrs Jo Bhadye

Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Claire Nimmo Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Beckett

Safeguarding and Pastoral Support for Inclusion
Deputy Safeguarding Lead












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