“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders have created a culture where staff care about pupils deeply.” – Ofsted, November 2022

No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works in our school has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe.

If you think a child is being harmed or at risk of being harmed, please contact us on: 01525 402377 or 01525 404743.

Child Protection Team:
Simon Bolger (Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Charlotte Turner (Senior Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Miles Tawell (Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor)

Local Authority Access and Referral Hub:

Phone us: 0300 300 8585  or   0300 300 8123 (out of hours)

Email us:

Our duty to act

It is responsibility of the DSLs to ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and referred to the appropriate agency quickly to ensure that necessary actions are taken to promote children’s welfare. It is also their responsibility to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained to an appropriate level and are confident in sharing concerns they have with the Lead Designated Person.  This training takes place each year.

Each term the Lead Designated Persons meet with the Safeguarding Governor to ensure that they are kept up to date with the developments in Safeguarding.  At no point during these meetings are individual cases discussed.

Please click here to read our safeguarding policy.
Please click here to see how we support and teach children about safeguarding.

Local Resources
  • Bedfordshire Online Procedures Manual
  • Local Authority Website
  • Local Area Safeguarding Children Board
  • Bedfordshire Police
  • Support for Victims of Crime within Bedfordshire
  • Central Bedfordshire Access and Referral Hub: 0300 300 8585
  • Emergency Duty Team: 0300 300 8123
  • Chat Health: text 07507 331450
    • Chat Health is a secure and confidential text messaging service, which allows children and young people to easily and anonymously get in touch with a health professional to ask health related questions they might have including mental health, drugs, relationships, healthy eating and much more.
    • A member of the school nursing team will be there to answer text messages from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
  • Parent Line: text 07507 331456
    • The Parentline text messaging service is for all parents of children 0-19 years and is a secure and confidential text service. It offers advice and support on a range of issues including mental health & wellbeing.

There is a wealth of helplines to support you.

Click here to view.

Working proactively to prevent child-on-child abuse in our school

June 2021, Ofsted published a rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. It recommends that schools, colleges and multi-agency partners act as though sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are happening, even when there are no specific reports. This is because the review has revealed how prevalent sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are for children and young people. In light of this, even where school and college leaders do not have specific information that indicates sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are problems for their children and young people, they should act on the assumption that they are. Leaders should take a whole-school/college approach to developing a culture where all kinds of sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are recognised and addressed.

How do we do it in our school?

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Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

If you are worried about a child or have concerns that a child may be being radicalised then you can contact: one of our Designated Safeguarding Lead’s in school, your local Prevent team by emailing or visit the following website Act Early UK.

  • Please click here to view a Parent Leaflet on the school’s response to Prevent.
  • Please click here to view the ‘EducateAgainstHate’ website.
  • Please click here to view an article on how parents can support in preventing radicalisation of their children.

Operation Encompass

NSPCC Helpline – Victims of abuse in education 

The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance.

Young people and adults can contact the NSPCC helpline, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email

Further information can be found using this link to the NSPCC website.

Central Beds Domestic Abuse Partnership

Home – Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (

You can also call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 and it is open 24/7.

If you feel immediate danger, call the police on 999.

More help and advice

There are also agencies which can offer advice and/or support regarding concerns such as