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Concerns About the Safety or Welfare of a Child

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak directly to:

  • Mrs Karen Salter, Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, OR
  • Mrs Louise Tavener, Deputy Head and Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead, OR
  • Mrs Penny du Pre, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, OR
  • any member of Saint Edmund's staff team, OR
  • The NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000, OR
  • MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) 0300 456 0108

If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm, call 999 and ask for the police.

Mrs K Salter
Mrs L Tavener
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Safeguarding Policies

At Saint Edmund's, we believe that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. We have a strong commitment to safeguard all of our children, ensuring their health safety and well-being in all areas of our practice.

The following link will take you to the DCET policies:


  • Health and Safety
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • SEND Policy
  • Procedure for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against Staff
  • Equality Policy
  • Looked After Children Policy 

What we do at Saint Edmund's to protect your children and keep them safe

  • All members of staff receive Level 1 training annually
  • Every member of staff is expected to read and understand Keeping Children Safe in Education, as well as all the related Safeguarding policies
  • All members of staff are expected to undertake online Prevent Duty training
  • The Safeguarding team have attended Level 3 training and update training on a regular basis
  • Mrs Salter has attended Safer Recruitment Training
  • Mrs Salter is Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children
  • Safeguarding team attend local update briefings
  • Staff meetings revisit safeguarding on a regular basis
  • Saint Edmund's have a dedicated safeguarding governor, Mrs Victoria Nye

Our Duty of Care

All staff have a Duty of Care to report concerns. Parents and Carers will be informed of such concerns involving their child unless, by doing so, the risk to the child would be increased. A written record will be kept on file and shared with other safeguarding professionals as necessary. Records will be transferred to the children's new schools when they leave Saint Edmund's. Copies will NOT be kept on site.

Safeguarding Online

Children and young people spend a lot of time online, especially now they are learning from home. It can also be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like Cyber bullying, seeing content that’s inappropriate and many others. 

It can be very tricky trying to monitor how secure your child’s online journey is. Below are some links to websites that will offer information on how to make your child’s internet experience a little safer:


Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.




Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command.

Internet Matters

This web site provides information, advice and support on keeping children safe online and it allows you to search for specific information on apps and games children play to help you set up safety controls for them.


This charity's vision is for all children to grow up in a world free from bullying and harm, including online, with adults who keep them safe and help them to reach their full potential.

UK Safer Internet

Have you stumbled across something worrying online? Do you need to tell others where to report online content which might be criminal in nature?


Virgin Media


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