Ash Field Academy
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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)


Name Position DSL Cert Gained DSL Cert Expires
Jenny Bone Principal 15th September 2020 14th September 2022
Helen Jarvis Head of Early years and Primary 19th March 2020 18th March 2022
Ellen Croft Vice Principal - Director of teaching School 19th January 2021 18th January 2023
Stephanie Chamberlain Deputy Principal 14th January 2020 13th January 2022
Caroline Lindsay Head of Secondary and FE 23rd June 2020 22nd June 2022
Jess Renner Head of Teaching and Learning 23rd June 2020 22nd June 2022
Bev Snow Head of Residential Education & Care 21st May 2019 21st May 2021
Kev Dakin Deputy Head of Residential Education & Care 21st May 2019 21st May 2021
Stacy Payne Deputy Head of Residential Education & Care 19th January 2021 18th January 2023

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 19/01/21 by CFrancis