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Safeguarding at Amberley

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children have the best outcomes. Child Protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or being likely to suffer, significant harm. 

Amberley School fully recognises its responsibility for safeguarding children.  The health, safety and well-being of all our children are of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our school. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. 

It recognises the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of each child with all agencies and staff working together. We comply with statutory guidance and the arrangements agreed and published by our three local safeguarding partners identified in KCSIE (The Local Authority, Chief Officer of the Police and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who will make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children, including identifying and responding to their needs. 

Everyone at Amberley is responsible for Safeguarding. 


Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Alison Flight: Headteacher 


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads 

Mrs Russell: School Business Manager 

Mrs Hamilton: Senior Teacher 

Mrs Penn: EYFS Lead with Mrs Crampton 

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