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Safeguarding Information

At Cranfield Church of England Academy we believe that a caring school promotes the welfare, health, safety and guidance of every child. We recognise our statutory duty and pastoral duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils. 

The school's work to ensure that children are safe is outstanding - Ofsted, 2014.
The school places extremely high importance on safeguarding...all staff share in the focus on keeping children safe and understand their responsibilities. Priority is given to safeguarding and procedures are robust. - Safeguarding Audit, Lesley Pollard, 2014.

Lead Designated Persons:

Mr Joe Piatczanyn

Deputy Headteacher

Saint Paul's Site

Mrs Jo Dormer

Deputy Headteacher

Saint Peter's Site

At Cranfield Church of England Academy, the lead Designated Person is Mrs Jo Dormer at Saint Peter's Site (Court Road) and Mr Joe Piatczanyn at Saint Paul's Site (Braeburn Way). Both Mrs Dormer and Mr Piatczanyn are also the school's Deputy Headteacher and hold responsibility for the safeguarding of all children at school.  It is their responsibility to ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and referred to the appropriate agency quickly to ensure that necessary actions are taken to promote children’s welfare. It is also their responsibility to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained to an appropriate level and are confident in sharing concerns they have with the Lead Designated Person.  This training takes place each year.

Each term the Lead Designated Persons meet with the Safeguarding Governor to ensure that they are kept up to date with the developments in Safeguarding.  At no point during these meetings are individual cases discussed.

In the absence of Mrs Dormer and Mr Piatczanyn, Mrs Farbon (Headteacher) will lead as detailed above. The Headteacher and Deputies have received the same level of training, are aware of all policies and procedures and liaise regularly.

Safeguarding Concerns:

If you have a concern about the safety of a child, please use one of the following contacts or documents to voice your concerns…

...or contact Mrs Dormer, Mrs Farbon or Mr Piatczanyn at Cranfield Church of England Academy on 01234 750261.

You may also find the following policies useful to support your understanding of safeguarding procedures in our school and Pre-School:

These policies can all be found here, in addition to information on e-safety being found here.

Useful NSPCC Documents:

Photography in School:

Please note that all parent's are asked each year in the Home School Authorisation Form for permission in the taking of and use of photos within the Academy's publicity materials, website and newsletters. We ensure this is adhered to. Within school, we are delighted to be able to invite family members to many events. Unfortunately, we are unable to permit the taking of photos within these events, but will always provide opportunity after the given event for you to take photos of your child on their own. We appreciate your support and understanding with this.