Nacton C of E Primary School

Limitless Learning Nurtured by our Christian Ethos

Safeguarding and Child Protection

At our school child protection is given the highest priority by all staff and governors. We recognise that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe. We therefore ensure that the following is in place:

  • Training- all staff receive appropriate Safeguarding training which is regularly updated
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment
  • Knowing the signs of abuse and what to look for
  • Making referrals to Customer First
  • Identifying children in need of extra help or at risk of significant harm
  • Being aware of the schools’ safeguarding procedures


Safeguarding Personel - who to talk to if you have a concern

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Gemma Taylor

If she is not available then the DSL Alternates are : Mr James Bilner and Miss Rachael Smith

The Online Safety Lead is: Miss Rachael Smith

The Prevent Lead is:  Mrs Gemma Taylor

The person responsible for Looked after children is: Mrs Gemma Taylor

The Named Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Andrea Whybray

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Angela Laithwaite

Local Authority Designated Officers can be contacted via email on or using the LADO central telephone number 0300 123 2044 for advice and consultation.

We take our responsibility for the care and safety of the children in Nacton very seriously and will report any concerns to the appropriate authority. There are strict protocols to be observed and staff and Governors regularly update their training. Every adult who comes in to school on a regular basis is asked to read and sign our Volunteer Policy and will be required to have had a DBS check.
The Headteacher or other senior members of staff are ALWAYS available to talk to concerned parents

The DSL team

Any information on the website can be provided to parents/carers in paper format, for free, if requested.