Ashton under Hill First School is committed to Safeguarding and to promoting the safety and welfare of every child.
Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs. Alison Peacey
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs. Juliet Shiels
Safeguarding Governor : Mrs. Deborah Lincoln
How Safeguarding is adopted in school
Although we are a small and close community, we understand a need to be constantly vigilant of all risks and record potential issues, ever mindful 'it could happen here'. We encourage all families to speak in confidence to us about anything that may impact their child's emotions, attitude or ability to learn and develop in school. We care; early help may be appropriate and we will always act in the child's best interest.
We work together with Worcestershire Childrens First (WCF), local social services and agencies such as Operation Encompass and will refer to Family Front Door & Prevent or Channel where necessary. We adopt guidance issued by the Department for Education (DfE).
If staff, parents and/or visitors have a safeguarding concern about a child’s safety or well-being, they should contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead in the first instance.