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:
Mrs Jo Dormer
At Cranfield Church of England Academy, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Jo Dormer. In her absence, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Lisa Munday (Headteacher) and Mr McCaffrey (Deputy Head). 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
Guidance on the Use of Reasonable Force
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
- Bedfordshire Online Procedures Manual
- Local Authority Website
- Local Area Safeguarding Children Board
- Bedfordshire Police
- Support for Victims of Crime within Bedfordshire
- Central Bedfordshire Access and Referral Hub: 0300 300 8585
- Emergency Duty Team: 0300 300 8123
- Chat Health: text 07507 331450
Chat Health is a secure and confidential text messaging service, which allows children and young people to easily and anonymously get in touch with a health professional to ask health related questions they might have including mental health, drugs, relationships, healthy eating and much more.
A member of the school nursing team will be there to answer text messages from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
- 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.