Appleton C of E Primary School



Children have a right to be cared for and protected and protecting them is everyone’s responsibility.

Here at Appleton C of E School, we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to providing a safe environment in which children can develop and grow.

Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Safeguarding Role


School Role/responsibility

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Amy Carnell Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Gemma Leggett

Kate Griffiths 

Beth Pollard

Assistant Headteacher

SENCo and senior teacher

KS2 lead

Early years Safeguarding lead

Richard Gidlow

Reception class teacher

Wrap around Care Safeguarding leads

Carl Pinder

Naomi Morgan

Becky Bradbrook

ASC managers



What can you do?

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school has a designated child protection officer for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the safeguarding officer if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.

If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999.

Otherwise contact the social care team by calling 0345 050 7666 during office hours or the Emergency Duty Service number (0800 833 408) outside of those hours.

How to report a concern