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Child protection and safeguarding is given the upmost importance in school. All staff are trained in Safeguarding and Safer Working Practices. Systems and procedures are in place to help prevent any harm coming to the families we work with. If you have any concerns over a child's welfare you can speak in confidence to a member of our safeguarding team.


Key staff roles are;


Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection: Miss Jo Hudson (Headteacher)


Deputy Designated Lead for Child Protection: Mrs Kathryn Cousins (Assistant Headteacher), Mrs Nicki Cooper (HLTA/ pastoral, welfare)


Governor for Child Protection: TBC

HAT Director for Child Protection: Mrs Laura Crossley


The HAT Child Protection policy is below and other key policies can be located on the Policy section of the website.


If you have any concerns please speak to a staff member directly or send an email to