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Cheney School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from abuse of any kind, safe from discrimination or harassment and ensuring that we all feel safe in our school environment.

If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of someone at our school, please contact a member of our safeguarding team without delay on You can also report a safeguarding concern via our Safeguarding Concern form

Outside of school hours, you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 050 7666 or the Police on 101 / 999.

Safeguarding Team

Tom haines 2024

Kate janko 2024

Charlotte broom 2024

Mr Tom Haines
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kate Janko
Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Charlotte Broom
Deputy Headteacher

Our Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mr Mo Kamuss.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website. We also have a student-friendly version of the policy.

There are 5 main elements to our policy and procedures:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

  • Raising awareness of child protection issues & working on the prevention of abuse, through training, teaching and pastoral support offered to students.

  • Following procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse.

  • Supporting students who are at risk or may have been abused.

  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We educate our young people on a range of important topics and share advice on how to keep themselves safe. To find out more, view the key topic documents below:

Below are links to organisations which provide excellent support and advice for young people:

  • Childline - an excellent source of counselling help and support for all young people
  • ThinkUKnow - an organisation which protects young people online
  • YoungMinds - the leading UK charity supporting young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • NSPCC - The NSPCC helpline for anyone who may have experienced sexual harm in schools can be reached on 0800 136 663.

Early Help Guide for FamiliesMASH Leaflet for Parents

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