Child Protection & Safeguarding


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St Bede’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children, young people and staff at school. Any concerns are passed through to the members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads in school, in compliance with the sharing of information guidance.

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Saunders, Deputy Headteacher. He is supported by a team of other senior staff, heads of year and specific members of the support staff. The school's Safeguarding Governor is Catharine Adjei.

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If you have any serious concerns about your child, or any other pupil at St Bede’s School, please do not hesitate to contact one of the safeguarding team; they will know who to contact for the best advice and help, and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

To contact the safeguarding team at any time during school hours, please go to our Contact form and select 'Report child safety concerns' from the drop down list.

If it is an emergency or you think a child may be in imminent danger, please call 999.

A cause for concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the school safeguarding team either in person or by using ‘CPOMS’ - an electronic recording system. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as, more often than not, there are completely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’.


All lateness and absences are recorded by our Attendance Officers, Mrs Lukacova (Y7-11) and Mrs White (sixth form). Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the safeguarding team can also be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue, the school will refer to the local Inclusion Officer.

For more information about attendance - read our attendance page.

Outside school hours

It is important to note it is unlikely that emails will be read outside of the school’s working hours (8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday term time), however, you should receive a response within 48 hours during term time.

If you require support with an urgent safeguarding concern that cannot wait until we are back in school you may find it helpful to contact one of the following agencies:

Childrens' Services Emergency Duty Team: 01483 517898

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 or

Kooth App: via

Samaritans: 116 123

If it is an emergency or you think a child may be in imminent danger, please call 999.

Helpful online links to Surrey Services

Family Information Service

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership Friends and Relationships

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership Mental Health and Wellbeing

Children's Single Point of Access and Out of Hours contact for referrals

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership Suicide Prevention Toolbox

Further Information

For further information on our other policies - please click here.