Redlands Primary School

  1. Statutory Information
  2. Safeguarding


'Leaders train staff to notice any small changes in pupils’ attendance or behaviour and make sure they know how to report them. Staff have a good  understanding of the risks pupils might face and they report concerns quickly. This means that leaders can proactively identify children who may be in need. Leaders respond very quickly to reported concerns. If any necessary help is not forthcoming from outside agencies quickly enough, leaders take decisive action to ensure children get what they need. Staff have good relationships with families, who are confident that leaders and staff will act in their best interests.'

Ofsted (December, 2022)


Redlands Primary School is committed to the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We have strict rules on recruitment of teachers and ensure that all adults that work with us are vetted through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment. This includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where there is a culture of staff vigilance for signs of any pupil in distress and staff are confident about applying safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

The Governing Body and staff firmly believe that safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment. As such, all reasonable measures are taken to guarantee that risks of harm to pupils’ welfare are minimised.

Any concerns about children are passed to our Safeguarding Team (members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ in the school) in compliance with the ‘Information sharing’ guidance.

Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead

Laura Kerr (Head of School)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Robert Howell (Executive Headteacher)

Mrs Ally Boothright

Mrs Colleen Whiteway (SENDCo and Inclusion Lead)

Mrs June Mills (Family Support Officer) 

Designated Safeguarding Link Governor

Mrs Chris Robinson


The Safeguarding Team can be contacted by emailing


For statutory guidance, please see:

Keeping children safe in education (DfE, 2023)

Our safeguarding policy is available by clicking the link below:

Safeguarding and child protection policy (Sept, 2023) updated Feb 24

What to do if you are concerned about a child

Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm and abuse. If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact a safeguarding team member in school or contact Children’s Single Point of Access using the telephone numbers below.

0118 937 5527 (Office hours only)

Further information about Children’s Single Point of Access can be found here.

For concerns about Online Child Exploitation, further information and support can be accessed via CEOP

The Prevent duty

All schools are subject to a duty under Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions to have “due regards to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.

It is important parents view the information below to learn about children becoming victims of radicalisation.

Protecting children from radicalisation