Safeguarding is very important in our school and therefore all staff at Cranford C of E Primary School are Safeguarding trained. We have 3 members of staff trained as designated safeguarding leads:
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL Job Description.pdf) are:
Mr Richard Albert - Acting Headteacher
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL Job Description.pdf) is:
Mrs Elise Wells - Class Teacher and SENco
Miss Jenny Kirby - Class Teacher
Our current Safeguarding policy:
At times we may need to seek advice from outside agencies as to how best to support you and your family. Please see our school safeguarding policy on the information page on this website.
Key safeguarding documents that we work with:
Whenever we have a visitor, student or supply teacher to our school we pass on to them our Safeguarding Leaflet and ask that they read it carefully and keep it with them for reference throughout their time at Cranford C of E Primary School:
What should I do if I have concerns about a child or family?
1. Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school.
2. Contact Northamptonshire multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) on 0300 126 1000.
3. Click here for further advice from Northamptonshire MASH.
4. Speak to the NSPCC:
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Northamptonshire MASH can be contacted and can give advice on whether a family needs early help or they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. They can be contacted by telephone on 0300 126 1000
or email (Secure email address) Mash@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk
Out of Hours
If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone their out of hours team on 01604 626938.
To find out more or to make a referral to MASH please using the multi-agency referral form online, please click here.
Northamptonshire Early Help
What is early help?
Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.
Why would I want early help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a
You can find out more about early help by clicking here.
Targeting and Reducing Grooming, Exploitation and Trading of Children and Young People Online: please find a leaflet attached here.
Accommodation Concern is the only dedicated, independent, anti-poverty, housing advice and homelessness prevention charity based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. They operate at least 12 advice surgeries each week, both via drop-in sessions and individual appointments for housing and well-being. Accommodation Concern receives food donations from Aldi and Lidl on a Monday, Thursday and Friday. Accommodation Concern are based at 1 Meadow Road, Kettering NN16 8TL.
If you know of any families that would benefit from help from Accommodation Concern, please contact them on 01536 416560 to find out what food items they have in.
Kettering Community Unit (KCU)
KCU was founded in 1984 and works with partners to provide a wide range of services, offering help and support to improve the lives of people in the Kettering Community. Their services now provide Education, Training and Support for the unemployed, unwaged and low-income households of Kettering and it's surrounding areas. To find out about the help and courses that KCU are running in the Autumn of 2019, please click here for their leaflet.