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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
The DSLs in this school is:

  • Jo Geoghegan (Federation Head Teacher)
  • Emma Mitchell (Federation Assistant Head Teacher)

In their absence, these matters will be dealt with by the Deputy DSLs:

  • Paul Medlicott (Federation Deputy Head Teacher)
  • Jane Sawyer (Federation Family Support Worker)

They can be contacted via:

Designated Governor

The Designated Governor for Safeguarding at this school is:

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

  • Tina Wilson.

Tel. 01454 868508     Email. Tina.wilson@southglos.gov.uk

Please read our Crossways Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for more information.

Safeguarding and Child Protections Contacts and Links

  •  South Gloucestershire’s Access and  Response Team – 01454 86 6000 (during working hours)
  • Emergency duty team – 01454 615165 (out of hours)
  • Police – 101 for non-urgent issues & 999 if urgent and an immediate response is needed
  • Domestic Abuse Concerns – Next Link South Glos domestic abuse telephone help lines are open 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday 0800 4700 280
  • Mental health support – CAMHS (if young person is currently under CAMHS) – 01454 862431 or if you are concerned that you are not able to keep your child safe or they are not able to keep themselves safe then take them to the Accident & Emergency department at Bristol Children’s hospital or call for an ambulance.
  • Mental health apps approved by NHS –

o   https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

Food banks links for families living in South Glos

o   https://oneyou.southglos.gov.uk/eat-well/food-poverty-support/

Food banks links for families living in Bristol

o   https://www.trusselltrust.org/

o   https://eastbristol.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help/

Parents worried about exploitation –

o   https://paceuk.info/ or for confidential help and advice, call Pace on 0113 240 5226


o   0800 1111 or visit their website www.childline.org.uk

Samaritans –

o   phone 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org