Our Safeguarding Culture

We are committed to safeguarding all our children, staff and visitors.  All children have a right to be cared for and protected and protecting them is everyone's responsibility.  We follow the guidance found in Keeping Children Safe in Education.  Our DSP's are:

Mr Lloyd

Designated Senior Person

Miss Harkness

Deputy Designated Senior Person


If you receive a disclosure, suspect or witness abuse...

If the child or adult is in immediate danger- Speak to a DSP immediately.  They will assess the situation and decide to call the police or refer to HCC Safeguarding Team.  You can also make referral yourself by calling 03001234043

If a child makes a disclosure to you...

- Listen to the child and write down everything that is said by you and to you.  DO NOT ask leading questions.

- Reassure the child but DO NOT promise to keep what they are saying a secret.

- Complete a record of concern using CPoms- make sure all relevant information is completed.

- Respect confidentiality.

Speak to a DSP who will follow our safeguarding policy for next steps

- Expect relevant feedback around your concern.

If you are concerned about a member of staff, speak to Mr Lloyd.  If this is not possible please contact our Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Link Governor- Liz Redway at lredway@saunceywood.herts.sch.uk

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe.

Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514