At The Ferns Primary Academy, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.  We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.  Volunteers are asked to sign to confirm that they will adhere to our safeguarding principles and understand how to report safeguarding concerns.

All staff and governors undertake regular safeguarding staff training and we follow safer recruitment processes to strictly vet all staff, governors and volunteers.

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse and all staff undertake regular training so that they are able to recognise signs of abuse.  Academy staff will often, by virtue of their day-to-day contact and knowledge of the children, be well-placed to identify such abuse and abuse and offer support to children in need.

Our Designated safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Amy Batalli (Academy Head)

Our deputy DSLs are:

Nick Blake (Inclusion Lead)

Zoe Baxter (Pastoral Support)

Kate Beer (inclusion Welfare Officer)

Governor responsible for safeguarding: Jill Christian

Contact: 01252 548390 or

Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be found here.

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