Safeguarding is everyone's business. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect. Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Bridget Nicholls (Pastoral Lead)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead (Deputy DSL)
Mrs Gemma Langford (Assistant Head)

Mrs Kirsty Outtram (Head of School)

Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs)
Mrs Nicole Zastron (Phase Lead)

Mrs Anne Andrews (Phase Lead)

Mr Jamie Ainscow (Executive Head)

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child then please share those concerns with a member of the team.

If you would like to read more then follow this link here.

Here are some useful Safeguarding links:

Anti-bullying at Heronshaw.

The staff and pupils at Heronshaw are committed to ensuring that everybody feels safe and happy in school. The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as “the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.”

Below you can find information regarding some specific bullying and guidance on how schools and families can work to reduce this.