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SEND & Safeguarding


At Elsenham C. of E. Primary School we believe in an inclusive school community where everyone is valued and their strengths are recognised. We aim to offer excellence and choice to all our pupils, whatever their ability or needs. We aim to achieve this through active participation and the removal of barriers to learning. We have high expectations of all our pupils and want them to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Please see our Policy for further information.


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All adults who work in school need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All staff are trained in child protection procedures and have the safety of the children in mind at all times. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Senior Person for Child protection (DSP) is headteacher Mrs Reid (Headteacher). Our Deputy DSP is our Deputy Headteacher Mrs McCraith along with the Assistant Headteacher Mrs Draper.

If you have a safeguarding concern, please speak with your class teacher or to Mrs Reid directly.