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Orchard Primary and Nursery School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.


Designated Senior Person for Child Protection is

Ms Alison Prodger


Designated Deputy Person for Child Protection

Mrs A Tilstone


In case either of the above are not in school the following members of staff have completed the required training to be Deputy Person of Child Protection

Mrs J Monks

Mrs S Johns

Miss D Jacks

Mrs A Burton


Designated Governor for Child Protection

Mrs N French and Mr L Morrison 


Designated NCC Person

Cheryl Stollery


Our ethos is that the effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of a system where we listen and hear what they say.  Every individual within Orchard Primary School will play their part, including working professionals from other agencies, to meet the needs for our most vulnerable children and keep them safe.


Our school therefore, led by senior members of staff aim to provide a safe environment and vigilant culture where children and young people can learn and be safeguarded.  If there are safeguarding concerns we will respond with appropriate action in a timely manner for those children who may need help or be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.


Where staff or others need to raise concerns, these can be to the Headteacher/Designated Person for safeguarding who will coordinate a response.  Concerns can be raised directly with Children's Social Care but we would advocate contact with the Headteacher/Designated Person first.


The designated safeguarding lead or Headteacher who is familiar with national and local guidance will share concerns, where appropriate, with relevant agencies.