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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Child Protection & Safeguarding at Furze Platt Senior School

The wellbeing and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. As such, we take all safeguarding and child protection issues very seriously.

We are committed to ensuring the welfare of all students and require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

The school will not tolerate any discriminatory, rude, aggressive or threatening behaviour to any staff, students or any member of our wider community.

Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS checked for their suitability to work with children and young people. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service, click here.

All staff at the school are provided with mandatory ‘initial’ safeguarding training when they join the school. This is the followed up with annual ‘refresher’ training. Both initial and refresher training sessions cover roles and responsibilities of staff, signs to look out for and what to do in the event of a concern. All safeguarding training is led by the Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of the Deputies. Staff also complete online 'Safeguarding in Education', provided by every two years.

The school ensures that all staff have read both the DfE’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022)” guidance and the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.


Safeguarding Team:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr J Sheppard (Deputy Headteacher)

Contact details: email:  tel: 01628 625308 x123

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:

Key Stage

Head of Key Stage


Head of Progress

Pastoral Manager


Miss L Lewis

(Assistant Headteacher)  01628 625308 x127


Miss A Towell

01628 625308  x235

Miss S Gumbs

01628 625308 x151


Mr N Jones   01628 625308  x295

Mrs J Barney   01628 625308  x144


Mr C Djaelani

01628 625308  x187

Mrs B Harper  01628 625308 x164


Mr J Dollery

(Assistant Headteacher) 01628 625308 x133





Mrs L Bull 

01628 625308  x381

Miss L Barney   01628 625308 x417


Miss L Sharp

01628 625308  x213

Mrs M Carpenter   01628 625308 x145


Mr P Ging

(Assistant Headteacher)

01628 625308  x601


Miss K Inwood

01628 625308  x302



Mrs M Pasa

01628 625308 x603


Mr A Colmer

01628 625308  x301

Please contact any member of our safeguarding team on 01628 625308 or via email at

All visitors to the school are required to sign in at Reception and to read our 'Safeguarding and safety information for all visitors' leaflet.