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Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 

We are dedicated to looking after all our children the best we possibly can. Safeguarding covers children’s physical, social and emotional well-being.


Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.


To do this effectively we have one teacher who co-ordinates this work, this person is known as the Designated Teacher for Safeguarding or Designated Safeguarding Lead. Our DSL is Mrs C Sutton. The ELAN Designated Safeguarding Lead is Adam Matthews. Adam can be contacted on 01934 313390.


Any concerns about children’s welfare or wellbeing should be discussed with Mrs Sutton as soon as possible.

If you have a safeguarding query you can also email


The school has a ELAN Safeguarding Policy that is in line with recommendations from North Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSSCP) and updates from Keeping Children Safe in Education. The policy is reviewed annually by governors and is a working document that reflects our practice. Parents/carers can request a paper copy from the office.


Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

As part of ELAN we ensure that all of our staff undergo Enhanced DBS checks regarding their suitability to work with children prior to commencing employment.  This is supplemented by annual mandatory safeguarding training to ensure that we are ALL compliant with safeguarding updates, policies and procedures. We are part of a wider safeguarding trust network which we attend regularly. Any changes to procedures or information gained from networks or changes in legislation is then disseminated to all staff by the safeguarding team as and when required.


Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility. If you are visiting our school, please make yourself aware of our policy and procedures prior to visiting us. Thank you. 

I have a safeguarding concern or question. Who do I contact?

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Mrs Corinna Sutton                                                                                                                  

Designated Safeguarding Lead                                                         












Mrs Dawn Palfrey                                                                                                                     Mr Chris Leeson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding                                                 Lead Designated Safeguarding Governor



Mr. Adam Matthews

ELAN Designated Safeguarding Lead


The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)


The LADO manages allegations and concerns against professionals and volunteers who work with children.

You must contact the LADO immediately and within one working day if a person who works with children has:

  • harmed or may have harmed a child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence involving a child
  • behaved in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to a child
  • behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children


The LADO process manages allegations about:

  • neglect
  • sexual abuse
  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • grooming


Referral and Assessment Team  – Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)  Telephone: 07795092692 or email


Reporting concerns about an adult | Childrens Safeguarding Board (

Definitions and Signs of Child Abuse July 2020

Our Safeguarding Curriculum