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Safeguarding

The Ashcombe School recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that students receive effective support and protection.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place; these can be viewed on our website in the Policies Section.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with the student's Parents or Carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student’s welfare.

Students are actively encouraged to talk to us about any concerns they may have. 

Our dedicated Safeguarding Team can be contacted on: dsl@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk

Click to Report an Incident on  TOOTOOT - the Safeguarding App used by the school

The Ashcombe Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mr Stuart Ketley

Senior Pastoral Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Ms Pam Gray

Head of Upper School

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mr Ben Blackband

Head of 6th Form

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mr Ben Ravenhill

Head of Lower School

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

(DDSL) - IT/Online Safety coordinator

Mr Gary Bendall

Head of Science

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) 

Mr James Robinson

Assistant Head

Safeguarding Link Governor

Denise Campbell

Useful information for parents:

We have additional information and sources of support in our Online Safety section.

C-SPA  (Children's Single Point of Access Surrey)  https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/children/contact-childrens-services

NSPCC  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/

NSPCC helpline –  0800 136 663

National Online Safety https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

CEOP for Parents/Carers https://parentinfo.org/

Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to all aspects of school life and involves a collective set of measures to ensure every child is kept safe. It includes child protection, health care plans, safer recruitment, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.