Our Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding our children is at the core of everything we do at Asquith Primary School. Children know that there is a strong focus on keeping them safe, and that everyone plays a role in making sure this happens. We have appropriate polices that are embedded in practice. All staff have had Child Protection Training at least every three years. Our named Child Protection Officers update their training as required and meet regularly to discuss school context and on-going concerns. We have strong partnerships with a wide range of agencies and this supports the safeguarding work of the school.

Our Safeguarding Team is available at all times to support children and families. They work closely with a range of external agencies to provide advice and support around a range of issues which impact on children’s health and well-being.

Mrs Blackburn


Mrs Southward


Mrs Hill-Pearson

Pastoral & Welfare Manager

Mrs Jeavons

Learning Mentor

Mrs Johnson

Learning Mentor

Miss Haley

BASC Manager

Statutory guidance states that schools should have in place a number of arrangements as part of their duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In our school these arrangements include:

  • a culture of observing and listening to children, taking onto account their wishes and feelings
  • statutory safer recruitment practices
  • appropriate training, supervision and support for staff
  • the implementation and regular review of a range of clear policies 
  • action to support whole school and target groups
  • action to prevent recurrence of behaviours or risks identified 
  • key messages to all stakeholders