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The Weald (CofE) Primary School

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Our Commitment


The Good Shepherd Trust (including The Weald Church of England Primary School) 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 Good Shepherd Trust and Safeguarding


More information on the Good Shepherd Trust's approach to safeguarding, can be found here.



Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)


Mr James Baguley (DSL)

Mrs Jane O'Donnell (DSL)

Mrs Lucy McGregor (DDSL)


Mrs Sarah Smith: nominated LGB member for child protection and safeguarding.


Nominated Safeguarding Director (MAT) Simon Walker. Click here for the GST safeguarding page




Concerns about a child or adult in the school


If you are concerned about the safety of a child or an adult working at The Weald, please contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within the school without delay in person, by phone (01306 711719) or by email:



Allegations about a member of staff


If you have concerns about a member of staff, contact the  Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

The LADO Service manages allegations against individuals who work or volunteer with children in Surrey. If you have a concern regarding someone who works with children please contact the LADO on 0300 123 1650* or



What to do if you have a concern outside of school hours


To raise a concern outside of school hours, use the out of hours phone number given below, or if someone is at risk of immediate harm, ring the Police on 999.

The Children’s Safeguarding Partnership publish procedures and referral information online :


If you would prefer not to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead, you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA).

The SPA is based at Guildford Pavilion and acts as the front door to Children's Services in Surrey.

The SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.


Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

The Local Authority provide more information about their approach to protecting children from harm here.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this dialogue could be contrary to the child's welfare. 

Please note that the school has a statutory duty to refer and monitoring cases of suspected harm and abuse to the appropriate authorities.


We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, which are regularly reviewed.

The DfE provide statutory guidance for schools on safeguarding children and safer recruitment, which can be found here.


Report a Child Exploitation and Online Protection issue direct to CEOP

Email a concern to school


If a person is in immediate danger please call 999


COVID-19 arrangements for safeguarding and child protection at The Weald C of E Primary School

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy