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At Chatten Free School, we take Safeguarding seriously. All staff undertake regular training regarding all aspects of child protection and safeguarding. This includes periodic sound bite training and quizzes as part of ongoing support around SG.

This is to safeguard all children so that their experience at school is enjoyable and supports their full development.

Our policies on safeguarding and related topics are below.

Details of the Safeguarding team and who to contact

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Christie Hallam
  • Our Governor in charge of Safeguarding is: Gemma Quantrill
  • Our deputy safeguarding officers are: Adam Dean, Chloe Roache and Millie Backhouse.
  • Our physical intervention trainers are: Adam Dean, Maisie Reading, Katie Osborne, Emma King, Anastasia Podlesny, and Maria Davis.
  • Our Safeguarding Leadership team consists of: Christie Hallam, Adam Dean, Chloe Roache and Millie Backhouse.

Any concerns regarding safeguarding should be directed to Christie or, in her absence one of the deputy safeguarding leads.

If you have a safeguarding concern regarding a staff member, this should be reported direct to Adam Dean.

If you have a safeguarding concern about the Head of School - Adam Dean.  You should contact the Gary Smith (CEO) on