Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Who do we tell if we are concerned about a child?

A Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the first point of contact for anybody who has a concern about the safety and/or wellbeing of a child.

We have 4 trained DSLs at Hayesdown First School:

Mrs Julia Battersby: Headteacher

Mrs Nicki McCormack: Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Catherine Lane: Senior Leader

Mrs Anita Crawley: Inclusion Leader


If a DSL believes a child is at risk of immediate harm and needs urgent protection, they will call Children’s Social Care (Somerset Direct).

Members of the community can also call Somerset Direct if they believe a child is at risk of IMMEDIATE HARM.

Somerset Direct

0300 123 2224

The  Partnership Trust’s Safeguarding Statement

The Partnership Trust and all schools within it are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect everyone associated with the Trust to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is protecting children and vulnerable adults from the abuse and/or neglect that leads to significant harm. It relates to the actions taken to promote the welfare of children and young people.

To effectively fulfil this responsibility all employees and volunteers within the Trust ensure their approach is child-centred and consider at all times, what is in the best interests of the child or young person.



Everyone’s responsibility


Designated Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Heather Morgan

To view our safeguarding policy please click here

A copy of “Keeping Children Safe in Education” guidance from the government can be found here Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2023