To Safeguard all at Eastway, we aim to:

  • create safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
  • ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
  • make sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
  • teach children and young people about staying safe
  • maintain an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem. 
For more information read the booklet below or find our policy in the School Information section of this website. 
Meet The Safeguarding Team
  • Mrs E Morris

    Designated Safeguarding Lead/Headteacher

  • Miss N Coverdale

    Deputy Designated Lead Level 2 Safeguard Trained/Assistant Headteacher

  • Mrs C Brodie

    Level 2 Safeguard Trained/Designated Teacher in Charge of Children Looked After

  • Mrs S Dennett

    Level 2 Safeguard Trained/Family Support, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Welfare Lead

 What does a Designated Safeguarding Lead do?

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead was specified in the Children Act 2004 and ensured the every organisation had a “named person” for safeguarding children and young people. Prior to that, the role had frequently been known as the Child Protection Officer. The Designated Safeguarding Person has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis.

Key Aspects of the Designated Lead role includes:

  • Making sure all staff are aware how to raise safeguarding concerns
  • Ensuring all staff understand the symptoms of child abuse and neglect
  • Referring any concerns to social care
  • Monitoring children who are the subject of child protection plans
  • Maintaining accurate and secure child protection records