Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and well-being of every child is at the centre of every decision we make. Churchward staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. We have a responsibility to identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them in partnership with other organisations.

All staff at Churchward are aware and kept up to date with the South West child protection procedures.

Child Protection staff training is mandatory for everyone.

Promoting safeguarding and child protection is fundamental at Churchward and students are given numerous opportunities to consider risk situations and explore strategies for keeping safe.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, please speak to the staff members listed below.

Dave Dearsley – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire Owens – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire Hatherall – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Noel Gibb – Group Safeguarding Lead for Brunel SEN MAT

Important Documents

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Guidance for Safer Working Practice

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part One) – September 2019

Department for Education – Working Together to Safeguard Children Information Page

Regulated Activity in Relation to Children

Brunel SEN MAT Whistleblowing Policy

Follow the links to find out more

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)