Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Andrew MacDonald

In his absence, Gillian Dawes and Claire Arter are alternative DSLs. 

Louise Ray-Rouse is the governor with oversight of safeguarding. 

Safeguarding is about keeping children from harm. Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Safeguarding is about:

Child protection:

Recognising when children might be at risk and providing the support required to prevent harm from happening.

Internet Safety:

Recognising the risks that our connected world presents and taking steps to make sure children are protected from them.

Safe recruitment:

Making sure that all adults working with children (whether paid or voluntary) have been appropriately vetted and trained.

Positive relationships:

Making sure that children are safe from being bullied or abused by other children.

Finding Support

There are a number of local services you can access to get support for your family. These services are available through the Essex family wellbeing service. 

Are you concerned about a child?

If a child or young person is in immediate danger call 999. 

You can talk to a a social worker for advice or report a concern to them on the Essex County Council