The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “working together” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm. We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

Our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead  or safeguarding and child protection at Brightwell School is the Headteacher, Fin Lewis.

In their absence, all concerns should be directed to Natalie Collier, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Sarah Dow, HSLW or Nick Brown.

The Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children is the Headteacher, Fin Lewis.

All staff at Brightwell are trained in safeguarding and/or specialist safeguarding.

Safeguarding Governor: Rob Frost


If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child.  Please contact the staff named above.


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