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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, local committee members, Trustee Directors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view.

The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

The Good Shepherd Trust’s Safeguarding Trustee Director is: Simon Walker

The Good Shepherd Trust’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Amanda Johnston

Further information on Safeguarding can also be found on The Good Shepherd Safeguarding page.

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term “Designated Safeguarding Lead” (DSL) is used in the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled be a member of the schools senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sawyer. 

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Coles and Mrs Garrick.

All school DSLs are contactable via email.

Our Local Committee Safeguarding Champion is Mr Welding.

 

Reporting a Concern

If you have a concern about a child, please contact a DSL via email.

If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. 

If your concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Chair of Trustee Directors The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams.

 

Alternatively, you can contact Surrey Children's Services directly: 

The Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA) Request for Support team are temporarily based at Fairmount House, Leatherhead and acts as the front door to children's services in Surrey.

The MAP team (who are part of C-SPA) are based in Quadrant Court, Woking.

The C-SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.

Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

  • Phone: 0300 470 9100
  • Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to their emergency duty team.
  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 0300 123 1650, option 3.

On the 1st April 2021, the DfE established a dedicated helpline, run by the NSPCC, to support survivors of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings: 0800 136 663.

If you have a concern about a child or adult and are not sure who to contact, please view this document.

 

Policies and processes

At Surrey Hills All Saints we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed on our policy page. 

We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns.

If you would like to view the Trusts safeguarding information, including the safer working practice statement, please click here.

 

DBS filtering and the recruitment of ex-offenders

Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on the Vacancies and Volunteering page.