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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 (2021)” guidance and the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.


Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr James Sheppard

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Crisford

Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jemma Barney

Pastoral Manager

(Students in Cookham & Windsor Houses)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Maxine Carpenter

Pastoral Manager

(Students in Bray & Henley Houses)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Sasha Gumbs

Pastoral Manager

(Students in Bisham & Eton Houses)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Beth Harper

Pastoral Manager

(Students in Dorney & Marlow Houses)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Mary Pasa

Sixth Form Manager

(Sixth Form students)


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.