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Safeguarding Information

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team.  All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Telephone:  01708 449362



All staff at Ardleigh Green Infant School take responsibility for promoting the welfare and well-being of the children in our care.  The Local Authority also requires that our staff safeguard the welfare of all children by referring any serious concerns that they may have to a member of the school's Safeguarding Team.  This team, who receive regular training in all matters relating to safeguarding, will always treat all information sensitively, confidentially and in a professional manner.


Safeguarding Team


John Morris

Executive Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Verity Hoffman

Deputy Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Samantha Wiley Leadership Team

Designated Teacher

Melissa Hitchcock Leadership Team Designated Teacher
Brent Cunningham Leadership Team Designated Teacher

Nicki Banyard

Governing Body

Safeguarding Governor

Emma Silk


Online Safety Officer

Paula Broadmore   Safeguarding Administrator

To help staff monitor the welfare of each child it is extremely important that parents keep the school informed of any unusual or serious injuries that their child has suffered and any changes that have occurred in home circumstances which might cause a child's behaviour to change.  In cases where staff have serious concerns about the welfare of a child, the school has a duty to make a referral to Social Care.  If this ever happens, please remember that it is because the school has a responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of every child in our care.


The school has a detailed Safeguarding Policy available on this website or from the school office.  This document outlines policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding at Ardleigh Green Infant School.


If you have any worries or concerns about the welfare of a child at our school please contact us.  All information will  of course be treated in the strictest confidence.


Our policies and procedures for all matters related to safeguarding are guided by the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' document 2019.  Click below to read the document.


Keeping Children Safe in Education


Our work with outside agencies is governed by the following guidance:


Working Together to Safeguard Children


Information for staff can be found at:


Keeping Children Safe in Education - Staff Guidance

Additional Support and Information




School Policies


Please click below to download our Safeguarding and Online Safety Policies.

Online Training


Parents and carers can click here to access 'How to protect your child from abuse' written by Charles Fortt, a leading safeguarding expert.


You can also access two training courses which have been undertaken by all staff and Governors at Ardleigh Green Infant School (Prevent and FGM).


Additional guidance regarding Online Safety is available on the 'Parents' tab from the Home page.