At Chelmondiston C of E Primary School we take our commitment to safeguarding seriously. Every pupil in our care is protected by robust safeguarding procedures, the responsibility for which is shared by every member of our staff team. Our aim is that the pupils at our school feel safe, happy and ready to learn.
Safer-recruitment is an integral part of our safeguarding procedures and as such every member of the staff team, the governing body and our bank of dedicated volunteers is subject to the recommended safeguarding security checks. Regular training ensures that our culture for safeguarding is clearly communicated and the roles and responsibilities are shared and understood. Adults know how to report concerns and pupils know the trusted adults they can talk to if they are worried about themselves or their peers.
Full details of our Child Protection Policy, other safeguarding-related policies and a link to further DMAT policies can be found in the policies tab at the top of this page.
Key Members of our Safeguarding Team
Kerry Palmer-Long Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL and Prevent Lead)
Lesley Etchingham Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL and Online Safety Lead/Children in Care)
Tracy Whayman Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL)
Chris Deacon Designated Governor for Safeguarding
If you have concerns about a pupil from our school, do not hesitate to request a call back from a member of our DSL Team by calling 01473 780576 or sending an email to
Alternatively, speak to a member of Children's Social Care by calling Customer First on 08088004005.
For Parents or Carers in need or advice or support, the following agencies may be of use.
Freephone Parents' Advice Centre Helpline: 08088010722