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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Long Bennington Church of England Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment.  For full details of our safeguarding arrangements please refer to the Safeguarding policy.

Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact our designated persons for safeguarding, either  Mr Nicholson, who is our primary safeguarding lead (DSL) or Mr Haigh, who is the deputy safeguarding lead. Both of these staff members have specific training regularly to enable them to deal with issues of concern for all our children.

Should you have any concerns in terms of Safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the designated person as above.  If the allegation concerns the conduct of the Headteacher you should email the Trust at


Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be found on our policy page TRUST & ACADEMY POLICIES

Practitioners who work with children in this school will read this policy within the framework of:



In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.  This diagram sets out what Safeguarding means in schools:



As you can see, Child Protection is one aspect of Safeguarding.  Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.



School Safeguarding Curriculum

Help and advice for parents


As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. We're here to help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe. Here is advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for parents on keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using the internet, social networking websites and playing online games, help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.


For guidance, further details can be found from:

Ways to contact the NSPCC


(The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands).


  • Provide as much information as you can about the child and the concerns you have.
  • If you have any details that can help to identify the child, such as their name or address, please share them too.
  • If you're requesting information, please tell us what you want it for

Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.

This service is free and they will try to text you back within three hours.

They will try to read and act on your email within 24 hours.