At Church Langley Primary School we are committed to promoting the safety and well-being of children and acknowledge safeguarding as a core responsibility of everyone within the school: staff, governors, visitors, and volunteers. We firmly believe that children who feel safe in school, on-line, at home and in the wider community will be happy and able to thrive in all aspects of their learning and development. Our whole-school approach ensures that keeping children safe is at the heart of everything we do.

Through our policies and practices, we aim to ensure that our children come into a safe, happy and secure learning environment in which they feel respected, valued and cared for.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children (everyone under the age of 18) is defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

We aim to achieve the principles of KCSIE by:

  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
  • Fostering self-confidence, independence, critical thinking and self-respect
  • Having robust safeguarding procedures in place to support families, children and staff at Church Langley Primary School. This means that all concerns are passed through trained designated members of staff responsible for safeguarding and child protection (see below for names)
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe. Pupils are taught about safeguarding through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE); Relationships and Sex Education (RSE); Religious Education (R.E.), aspects of the science curriculum and computing
  • Implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  • Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with their agreed child protection plan
  • Ongoing staff training and development

At Church Langley Primary School:

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead  (DSL) is Stacey Ward, Head Teacher
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Jen Lott, Deputy Head Teacher
  • The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Maria Bedford

For more information about our safeguarding practices please click here to redirect you to the policies section of our website to view our:

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Relationships and Behaviour Policy: Ready to Learn
  • Online Safety Policy
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • PREVENT Duty Guidance
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education