At Great Denham Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and safeguarding procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policies related to safeguarding in our 'Policies' area of the website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our DSL's ( Designated Safeguarding Lead) is:
Denise Burgess ( Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are :
Emma Gooch ( family support worker and safeguarding officer)
Lisa Dilley ( Deputy Head)
Chelsea Swanepoel ( Deputy Head)
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is:
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take.
Family Support Worker and Safeguarding Officer
Emma is available for support and advice for families, including bereavement, foodbank vouchers, housing issues, domestic violence and liaising with community and social workers.
Her door is always open.
She can usually be found on a gate in the mornings and is more than happy for parents / carers to contact her.
Telephone number 01234 266245 option 2.
The school's Child Protection Policy can be found here.
Great Denham Primary is taking part in Op Encompass which is a charitable organisation set up in 2011, which has since enabled effective interventions to many thousands of children who've experienced domestic abuse. They have a website which you can visit for more information - https://www.
Click here to see our poster advertising Operation Encompass.
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