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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.

All adults place safeguarding as their highest priority - Ofsted, 2019.

Lead Designated Persons:

At Cranfield Church of England Academy, the Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Leanne Briers (Deputy Head - St Peter's Site) and Mr McCaffrey (Deputy Head - St Paul's site). In their absence, Mrs Lisa Munday (Headteacher) or Mrs Becca Sisson (Pre-School Leader/SENDco) are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. 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.

 Click here to download the Academy Safeguarding PolicyClick here to see how we teach safeguarding to children.

A List of Useful Policies related to Safeguarding:

  • Medical Procedures Policy

  • Intimate Care Policy

  • Health and Safety Policy

  • Staff Code of Conduct

  • Whistleblowing Policy

  • Behaviour Policy

  • Anti-Bullying Policy

  • Guidance on the Use of Reasonable Force

  • Attendance Policy

  • Worship and Values Policy

  • Safer Recruitment Policy

  • Equal Opportunities Policy

  • Computer Security, E-Safety, Acceptable Use and Disaster Recovery Policy

  • Use of Photography & Video Recording Policy

  • Educational Visits and Trips Policy

  • PSCHE Policy

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

Local Resources:

  • Parent Line: text 07507 331456
    • The Parentline text messaging service is for all parents of children 0-19 years and is a secure and confidential text service. It offers advice and support on a range of issues including mental health & wellbeing. 

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.