Safeguarding at Mellers

Here you will find details of our Safeguarding Team and our Child Safeguarding Policy too:

We take a whole school staff approach to safeguarding the pupils here at Mellers.

The Headteacher, Amanda Dawson is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). She meets every month with colleagues who make up our Safeguarding Team, they are:

Laura Patel our Deputy Headteacher; Sarah Elliott our Inclusion Manager; Senga Cannop our Family Support Worker; Shailey Sokoli our Learning Mentor; Amy Lightfoot our EarlyYears representative; Michelle Bramley from our admin team; Marjolein Roerhorst our Place to Be Manager and Mark Gilmore our Vice Chairperson on the school’s governing body.


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We have a professional and personal duty and responsibility to ensure that all our children and adults are safe and happy at Mellers. Below you will find information about the work we do, and the guidance that supports this work. You can find our safeguarding and child protection policies under the Policies section in Resources.

Andrew Hall’s Safeguarding Updates
Andrew Hall is a safeguarding and child protection expert, who has a website with materials, training and advice for educational and safeguarding professionals. He sends out a weekly update, which is very useful. Here’s the link to his website:

Keeping Children Safe in Education
This is the document that underpins all our safeguarding work, and all our staff members have read and understood their roles and responsiblities. This guides our work in safeguarding children.


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