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Christ Church Church Of England Primary School


We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.  We maintain an attitude of "it could happen here" where safeguarding is concerned.

The school has a comprehensive policy so that we can provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whist they are in our care.

If anyone has any concerns regarding the safeguarding and well-being of children at our school, these should be brought to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is Mrs Elena Hough (Headteacher).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Miss Beth Tillyer, Assistant Headteacher Inclusion
  • Mrs Naomi Ascroft-Leigh, Assistant Headteacher Curriculum
  • Miss Ashleigh Denney, Extended Day Manager
  • Mrs Karen Moses, Early Years Leader
  • Mrs Sharon Bane, Upper Key Stage 2 Leader
  • Ms Karen Petitt, Children and Families Pastoral Support

All members of staff have completed all the relevant Child Protection training.

Further details and information is contained within our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures available on our Policies webpage.

SPA (Single Point of Access) for Kingston and Richmond Achieving for Children

If you have a concern about a child outside of school, or feel unable to talk to a DSL at school, then you should call Children's Services at the council where the child resides.  Anyone can contact Children's Services if they are worried that a child may be at risk.

Children's Services are told about cases of possible abuse or neglect by professionals or members of the public.  They also hear from parents needing support, other family members concerned about a child's welfare and sometimes from children themselves.

They can help with any queries you may have about support for children in Kingston and Richmond.  Regardless of who contacts them, they take the information seriously.

Tel: 020 8547 5008 (8am to 5:15pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday)

Out of hours: 020 8770 5000

Or you can use the online referral form (hosted on the Richmond Council website for both boroughs) found on the SPA webpage.

Call 999 if you think a child or young person is in immediate danger.