At Eaton Bray Academy, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, parents, carers and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm, neglect and mental health issues and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

There may be occasions, where we have to consult other agencies. Where possible our concerns are discussed with parent/carers first before any referrals are made, unless we believe that this action could be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If you  have any concerns about any of the student’s safety, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately by calling 01525220468 or contact The Central Bedfordshire HUB on 0300 300 8585.

In an emergency call 999.

Our Safeguarding Team

We have a team of designated safeguarding leads who are available to contact if you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any child.

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs L Mercer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs J Lyons
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs V Gray
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs R McVeigh
Safeguarding Governor
Mrs C Wendeler

We ensure that we are compliant with all legislative and statutory guidance, most notably:

Our Child Protection Policy

Our Child Protection Policy sets out the principles and practices behind child protection and safeguarding at Eaton Bray Academy

Covid 19 Child Protection Addendum

Safeguarding Curriculum

Children are taught regularly about safeguarding topics through the curriculum. Topics are covered within PSHE as well as through specific lessons designed to focus on key areas. Issues are also addressed through assemblies.

Staff Training

All staff are trained regularly. Training includes whole school training, regular updates in staff meetings and staff newsletters and updates relevant to the local area.

Induction training is also provided for all staff and volunteers.

Relationships and Sex Education

As part of our commitment to safeguarding of all pupils we teach children about relationships throughout the curriculum. Our RSE policy sets out how and why we teach this, and we consulted all parents regarding this policy during its creation.

Our RSE Policy

Working With Others

As a school we work closely with other agencies to ensure the best support for all families in our school.

Agencies include:

Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (

CAMHS – Home (


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