Ash Field Academy
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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 4th September 2018 3rd September 2020
Helen Jarvis Head of Early years and Primary    
Ellen Croft Vice Principal - Director of teaching School 22nd January 2019 21st January 2021
Stephanie Chamberlain Deputy Principal 14th January 2020 13th January 2022
Caroline Lindsay Head of Secondary and FE 26th June 2018 25th June 2020
Jess Renner Head of Teaching and Learning 26th June 2018 25th June 2020
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 4th December 2018 3rd December 2020







CPOMS - Safeguarding & Child Protection Software for Schools


We are currently in the process of implementing the CPOMS software application at Ash Field.  This software will assist the school with the management and recording of all issues and incidents related to the safeguarding of all the wonderful pupils we have.







Safeguarding Audit


Once a year an internal audit is carried out to ensure that all current policies and procedures that are in place are being carried out appropriately.  This year's audit was carried out on 16th May 2017.




Out of Hours (School closed) Safeguarding Email Address


If you wish to contact the school about anything to do with safeguarding and the school is closed, we have set up a special email address for you to use.  The email address is and you can either email in your usual way or use the contact form below.  Your email will automatically be sent to the 3 Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs); Jenny Bone (Principal), Rhian Richardson (Deputy Principal) and Stephanie Chamberlain (Vice Principal) who will respond as soon as they are able to.

Safeguarding Email Form

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