Ashley C of E Primary School


Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Ashley is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third-party professionals to share this view. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term “Designated Safeguarding Lead” (DSL) is used in the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Miss N Clifford

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Mrs J Ratcliff
  • Mrs S Sawyer
  • Miss K Frost
  • Mrs H Garrick
  • Mrs L Athersuch
  • Mrs J Rayner
  • Mrs K Kent

Our LC Safeguarding Link Champion is: Mr Owen

Please click here to see named photos of the DSLs at our school.

Good Shepherd Trust Safeguarding Personnel

Liz Tedbury, Head of Inclusion, Safeguarding & Wellbeing, acts as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the central Trust team.

Mrs Mary Lewis is the Trustee Director with specific responsibility for child protection and safeguarding. 

Reporting Concerns

If you have a concern about a child, please contact a DSL. If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. If your concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Trust Board Chair.

All school DSLs are contactable via:

If you have a concern about a child outside of school hours, including during the school holidays, please email This inbox is monitored regularly. Alternatively, please contact the Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA) within Surrey Children's Services directly:

  • Office hours: 0300 470 9100
  • Out of hours: 01483 517 898
  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – 0300 123 1650 or email:

If you are concerned that a child may be at imminent risk of significant harm, please call 999 for the police.

Please view the document at the bottom of this page if you have a concern about a child or adult and are not sure who to contact.

At Ashley, we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously. We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment.

Ashley Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 23-24

Key policies can be viewed below and others in the policy area. We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns. The GST Safer Working Practices statement can be found here.

If you would like to see the Trust's safeguarding information, please click here.

DBS Filtering

Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on our vacancies page.

Images & Video

Any images taken at school events and performances must be for private use only and if they include others, they must not be put on the web/internet without their consent; otherwise Data Protection legislation may be contravened.

Useful Documents

Keeping children safe in education

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Children missing education

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Working together to safeguard children

What to do if you're worried about a child


Useful websites

Surrey Safeguarding Children Board

Report child abuse to your local council

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Smoking in vehicles

Department of Education: Tackling Child Abuse Together

Think u Know (Parent e-safety information)


Other Useful Phone Numbers

NSPCC Child Protection Line: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

New NSPCC Helpline

Dedicated NSPCC helpline: 0800 136 663. 

To support survivors of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings, a dedicated helpline, run by the NSPCC, has been established. The new helpline will provide both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish.