Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
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. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled be a member of the school’s senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mr Walters
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
- Mr Crinall
- Mrs Athersuch
- Miss Wood
- Mrs Bradford
- Mrs Kent
- Mrs Wright
- Mrs O'Toole
Our LGC Safeguarding Champion is: Mr Owen
Please click here to see named photos of the DSLs at our school.
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.
If you have a concern about a child outside of school hours, including during the school holidays, please email email@example.com. 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: LADO@surreycc.gov.uk
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. Key policies can be viewed below and others in the policy area and Online Safety 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 Trusts safeguarding information, please click here.
Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on our vacancies page.
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.