This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Miss M Morris


Mrs K Saffer

Deputy Headteacher (Lead DSL)

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy in place (please click on our downloads and links box). All members of the school community must be sure they are aware of these procedures.

The Manby Lodge Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs K Saffer (Lead), Miss M Morris, Miss K Riches, Miss H Skinner and Mrs K Davidson.

Our Safeguarding Governor is Emma Bird.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

 Please also refer to the Prevent Strategy information for parents in the download box.