At Woodnewton we recognise that we have an explicit duty to safeguard and protect children from abuse as defined in the Children’s Act 2004 and the Education Act 2002. The overall intention and purpose behind Woodnewton’s Safeguarding Policy is underpinned by the fundamental principle of the Children Act 1989: ‘the welfare of the child is paramount’


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jezamin Lindsay

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Gemma Dennison

Our Safeguarding Officers are Kim Kemp, Kate West, Julie Medhurst, Kate Harle, Gemma Wyldes and Beth Makra


However, if you have concerns about a child’s immediate safety please call Children’s Services on 0300 126 1000 or 01604 626938 (out of hours) immediately.

If at anytime you have any issues or concerns please do not hesitate to contact them.

Everyone at Woodnewton shares the objective to help keep children safe by:

• Providing a safe environment for children to learn in
• Supporting children’s development in ways which will foster a sense of self-esteem and independence
• Identifying and responding to children in need of support and/or protection
• Staff receiving training in child protection and safeguarding

The Government has now published the latest version of 'Keeping Children Safe'.  Click HERE link to visit the Government page and download the article.

You can access the document: ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ by following clicking HERE


You may also find the following links helpful: