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Our child protection and safeguarding policy and procedure can be found here.

Safeguarding newsletter



Designated Safeguarding Lead and teacher for LAC and PLAC

Nigel Bolitho

Safeguarding team

Nigel Bolitho (DSL)
Georgia Edwards (Deputy DSL)

Nominated governor for safeguarding and child protection

Julian Beard

Chair of governors

Jane Swettenham

Local Authority Designated Officers

03330 139 797

Children and Families Hub

0345 603 7627

Essex Safeguarding home page

Home (escb.co.uk)

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline

Available 8am-8pm Mon to Fri (0800) 0280285

NSPCC Report Abuse in Education

 0800 136 663 or email help@nspcc.org.uk


Key Contacts within the local authority:

  • Children and Families Services via Children and Families Hub for referral or for consultation, Monday – Thursday 08.45 – 17.30, and Friday 08.45 – 16.30 03456037627 or out of hours 03456061212 or referral by the online portal www.essexeffectivesupport.org.uk
  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – Children’s Workforce Allegations Team 03330 139 797 (for referral or consultation where an allegation has been made against a member of the workforce)
  • Prevent (for allegations relating to extremism, radicalism or terrorism) email referrals to PREVENT@essex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 for consultation or reporting of a crime related to PREVENT, further contact details for Prevent Champions in Essex are found on ESCB website here.
  • Virgin Care for issues relating to health – 01268 240 300; Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board Safeguarding Officer – 01245 435167 The Police – direct to Essex (for allegations where a crime has been or we suspect may have been committed) 101 or 999 in emergency situations
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (EWMHs) 0300 300 1600 or referral by form available from the website or direct from DSL.