Safeguarding our pupils and staff is our utmost priority.  Our policies and procedures that we have in school are all to be located in our school policies page on the website (yellow tab).

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility however we do have some members of staff who have a specific responsibility for safeguarding.  They are:

  • Penny Shaw, Headteacher, who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Beki Hull, Home School Link Worker, Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Sarah Taylor, Assistant Headteacher, Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Alison Ryan, Assistant Headteacher, Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead

If you have any concerns about a child in our school, please contact any of our DSLs who will be happy to help.  If you have any concerns about the conduct of a member of staff in the school, please contact the Headteacher, immediately. 

We welcome visitors to our school.  Our priority is to ensure our school remains a safe place for our children, staff and all other members of our school community.  Anyone who visits our school must comply with our safeguarding procedures.

If you have any concerns, please make us aware, we will always listen and seek to address them.

Further useful contact details can be found on page 45 of our child protection policy.


Think-u-know are producing weekly online safety information packs for parents to support their children during the COVID-19 quarantine period.  The information can be found on their website:

We have updated a number of our policies and documents to reflect how we are keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

These are:

Risk Assessment for the Wider Opening of Schools (located in yellow Key Information)

COVID-19 Addendum to the Child Protection Policy (located in yellow Policies Tab)

COVID-19 Home School Agreement (located in yellow Policies Tab)

COVID-19 Behaviour Policy (located in yellow Policies Tab)


Below are links to information regarding safeguarding that we hope you find useful:


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Elson Junior School Safeguarding Leaflet

Internet Matters Org Logo


IM Set Up Safe Checklist

Childnet International Logo


Keeping Young Children Safe Online Leaflet

Childnet International Logo


Supporting Young People Online Leaflet
UK Safer Internet Centre Lots of tips for children and young people to stay safe online