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Safeguarding Information

Dear Parents/Carers,


Safeguarding: If you need to provide us with information regarding the safety and protection of a child at the school and would like us to have this prior to September, please provide this in an email to ; as well as a contact name and number in case we need to get back to you. This email will be monitored by the safeguarding lead on duty every 24 hours.


However, if you need advice and support in order to keep a child safe, or you wish to report a concern, please contact Duty and Advice (DAS) on 0116 454 1004. For emergencies, always contact the police on 999.

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Safeguarding at Ash Field


The NSPCC website describes safeguarding as follows:


'All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm.


Safeguarding means:


  • >  Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • >  Preventing harm to children's health or development
  • >  Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • >  Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes


Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.


Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.'


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)


NamePositionDSL Cert GainedDSL Cert Expires
Jenny EshelbyPrincipal6th September 20225th September 2024
Helen JarvisHead of Early years and Primary6th July 20215th July 2023
Ellen CroftVice Principal - Director of teaching School17th January 202316th January 2025
Stephanie ChamberlainDeputy Principal23rd November 202122nd November 2023
Caroline LindsayHead of Secondary and FE24th May 202223rd May 2024
Jess RennerHead of Teaching and Learning7th June 20226th June 2024
Bev SnowHead of Residential Education & Care20th May 202119th May 2023
Stacy PayneDeputy Head of Residential Education & Care17th January 202316th January 2025

Here's a link to our Policies page where our Safeguarding Policy is:

Further information relating to Safeguarding can be found here in the Parents section of our website:

Page updated on 17/9/21 by CEames