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Croft School


The Croft Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding the children in its care. This policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.

There are five main elements to our policy:

  1. Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in line with Government guidance by using at least one NCSL accredited recruiter on all interview panels and by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and ensuring any unsuitable behaviour is reported and managed using the Allegations Management procedures.
  2. Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  3. Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse by logging welfare concerns and referring to the children’s helpdesk.
  4. Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  5. Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence. 

Download our full safeguarding policy here

Safeguarding Policy 2021


We have created an annex to our policy to demonstrate our response to partial closure of the school as a result of Government advice in relation to COVID - 19. Please click here to download this amendment.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please call:

Rebecca Gore (Headteacher) on 01452 812479 - Latest GSCB Child Protection Revision and Update Course: 25th November 2020 (Updated every 2 years). Latest Safer Recruitment Training: 25th March 2019 (Updated every 5 years). Latest Safer working Practice and Allegations Management Training: 25th March 2019


Kathy Donaldson (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) on 01452 812479 or at - Latest GSCB Child Protection Revision and Update Course: 12th December 2018 (Updated every 2 years)


The Governor Safeguarding Lead is Sharon Hagg. - Latest GSCB Child Protection Revision and Update Course: 25th November 2019 (Updated every 2 Years). Latest Safer Recruitment Training: 30th April 2019


Allegations Management

In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

In Gloucestershire the LADO is Nigel Hatten, who is supported by Tracy Brooks, the Allegations Management Co-Ordinator. Nigel can be contacted on 01452 426994 or and Tracy can be contacted on 01452 426320 or

Early Help

At The Croft, we believe that Early help is about children, young people and families getting the right help at the right time, before issues get worse.

Please use the document as a useful guide to what the Early Help Offer looks like.

Additional Information

Please click on the links for further information

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 - Full Document

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 Part One

Guidance for Safer Working Practice 2019

Safeguarding Quick Reference Guide

The Prevent Strategy

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Child Protection - education outside school

Child Protection and Exclusion from School