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Wren Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play and school staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early. The school is expected to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place for responding to situations where it believes a child has been abused or is at risk of abuse.

At any time you may be concerned about information which suggests a child is being neglected or experiencing physical, emotional or sexual harm.

You may observe physical signs, notice changes in the child's behaviour or presentation, pick up signs of emotional distress or have a child disclose a harmful experience to you.

Safeguarding referrals may be made direct in the following ways:

Ringing the MASH on 0300 126 1000

Email to the MASH at

OR In an emergency outside office hours, by contacting the Emergency Duty team or the police.

If you have a concern, you MUST report it - inform a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)  without delay (or The Chair of Governors where appropriate).

Make a written record (using the child's own words), sign and date it then pass the record to a DSL

At Wren Spinney our DSLs are Joy Ward (Headteacher), Amy March (Assistant Headteacher), Julie Scholtz, Claire Scott and Jeanette Payne.

NSPCC whistleblowing helpline:

Other useful contacts are shown on the safeguarding links below: