At Stone Lodge our approach to safeguarding is child-centred and we consider at all times the best interest of the child.  The following overview outlines our commitment to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.

  • Mr Dunscombe is the designated safeguarding lead, he provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaises with other agencies such as children’s social care.  Mrs Lyons-Wilcox is the Safeguarding Manager.
  • Mr Barnett is also a safeguarding lead and together with the Deputy and Assistant Head Teachers regular meetings are held to discuss any ongoing safeguarding or welfare concerns, offering support and guidance where necessary. 
  • All staff members receive safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated.  In addition, all staff members receive safeguarding and child protection updates.

  • A central record is kept of all adults who either work in the school or who help as volunteers with details of DBS checks in place.

  • Any visitors to the school are required to report to the office to obtain a named visitor’s badge which clearly displays the names and photos of the safeguarding team and a procedure for reporting concerns.

  • Senior members of staff involved in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff have received recognised training in safer recruitment, and have put in place appropriate procedures to ensure that appropriate checks have been made before appointments are taken up.

  • All staff, including non-teaching staff know the procedures for reporting safeguarding or welfare concerns

  • All students understand the importance of safeguarding issues and have been introduced to the members of the safeguarding team through form time PSHE sessions. They too, are aware of how to report safeguarding or welfare concerns about themselves or others.

  • All students are aware of the importance of e-safety and have received guidance from the IT department and through assemblies and PSHE on safe use of the internet. 

  • Online safety is a key, but challenging, part of parenting. The NSPCC provides some valuable information about how to talk to children about their habits and activities online and also how to monitor what they are up to. This information can be found here.Teaching Your Child about Internet & Online Safety | NSPCC.  Use Parental Controls to Keep Your Child Safe | NSPCC
  • Delivery of relevant and current safeguarding issues are addressed and delivered through a mapped programme of PSHE both during focus days and form time activities.

  • The student council will discuss issues surrounding safeguarding and student concerns and feeds back to the Senior Leadership Team on a termly basis.


If you are concerned about a child who may be in danger and the school is not open and you cannot make contact with a member of the senior team or the DSL, you can contact social services for support using the following methods:


Telephone: 03000 411 111