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.
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.'
|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|
|Liz Pilmore||Deputy Principal||17th April 2018||16th April 2020|
|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||5th September 2017||4th September 2019|
|Kev Dakin||Deputy Head of Residential Education & Care||4th July 2017||3rd July 2019|
|Stacy Payne||Deputy Head of Residential Education & Care||4th December 2018||3rd December 2020|
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Liz Pilmore (Vice Principal) who will respond as soon as they are able to.
page updated 11/09/19 by cfrancis