The school takes its responsibility to promote safeguarding the welfare of all children seriously.

The designated person for safeguarding children is the Headteacher.who can be contacted via the school office on 01462 629123. 

We have a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy which ensures the school fulfils its statutory duties effectively. The policy can be found here and is available in the school entrance.

All adults working at Shefford Lower School, including volunteers, have satisfactory clearances and there is a rigorous selection process for employed staff. All staff have training in child protection. If any member of staff has concerns regarding a child's well-being they will advise the Headteacher.

Deputy safeguarding leaders are Mrs Freeman, and Mr Wakefield, our Deputy Head Teachers, Mrs Robinson our SENDCo and Mrs Parry our Family Support Lead.

We have a duty to report any concerns that a child may be at risk of harm to Children's Social Care.

The following booklet also provides advice on what to do if you are concerned about a child:



If you are concerned about a child outside of school you can phone 999 in an emergency or 101 to make a report. 

The NSPCC operate an urgent helpline on 0808 800 5000