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Cropredy CE Primary School




Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

     Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or  

     development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the

     provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the

     best outcomes.

At Cropredy CE Primary School we are alert to the care and needs of every child. We believe that every child has the right to be safe. The school works in partnership with other schools and agencies, for example, the Oxfordshire Child Social Care Services or the Local Health Authority, who share our commitment to protecting the children. The people in these agencies can include social workers, family support workers, health visitors, school nurses, doctors or housing officers.


Our first concern is always the children’s welfare and our aim is to work in partnership with families to ensure their children’s safety and wellbeing. However, there may be occasions when we do have to consult other agencies. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.


All staff are employed using Oxfordshire’s safer recruitment guidelines. In addition all staff and volunteers at the school are required to undertake DBS clearance and are made aware of the school’s safeguarding procedures. Regular training in safeguarding is given to ensure staff are up to date with current practice and legislation and able to maintain the safety of the children. Safeguarding is a standing item on all meeting agendas and we have a named governor with particular responsibility for safeguarding.


In each year group we work to raise children’s awareness of how to keep themselves safe. This is planned through our PSHCE curriculum in which the children are involved in discussions on E-Safety, fire, road and water safety, sex and relationships education and all other aspects of personal safety.


The designated safeguarding lead in school is Sandra Lushey. Andy Watt  is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Both these members of staff have received enhanced safeguarding lead training.


If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Cropredy CE Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Cropredy CE Primary School is:

Mrs Sandra Lushey, SENDCO

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is:

Andy Watt


The Designated Safeguard Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead may be contacted on 01295 750210 or via email at

If you are unable to speak to a member of our Designated Safeguarding Team at school and have a safeguarding concern, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) directly who will be able to advise you.

If you have a concern about a child, please call MASH on 0345 050 7666. 

The following school policies and procedures support pupil safeguarding and welfare:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

  • Child on Child Abuse Guidance Document

  • Whistleblowing Policy

  • Safer Recruitment Policy

  • Behaviour Policy

  • Anti-Bullying Policy

  • E-Safety Policy

  • Social Media Policy

  • Photography and Video Policy

  • Code of Conduct

  • Prevent Policy

  • Administration of Medication Policy

  • Medical Conditions Policy

  • Drugs Policy

  • Attendance Policy and Procedures

  • Equality Policy

  • Accessibility Policy and Action Plan

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Some of these policies are available on the school website in the parents section; alternatively, please apply to the school office for an email or paper copy.


Policies and documents relating to pupil safeguarding


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