Safeguarding Policy


Safeguarding is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

At The Cedar School, we do our utmost to ensure that all of our children are safe on the school site, at home, on line and in the wider community. All staff at The Cedar School have a duty of care to keep children safe and secure and to promote their personal safety.

Staff at our school endeavour to ensure that our children can develop into confident and independent young people through ensuring that we provide them with the safe and secure learning environment that they need in order to thrive.

The Cedar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

To ensure prompt communication between staff, we use MyConcern which is an online system that allows us to monitor safeguarding, well-being and pastoral issues. MyConcern enables swift communication between all parties in a secure way.

We have five Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):

  • Becca Farwell (Assistant Headteacher (Individuals)  and Overall Safeguarding Leader in school)
  • Jan O’Dell
  • Emma Charlton
  • Cesia Moran
  • Emily Harris


If anybody - parents/carers, families, staff, governors, children, visitors or any person - has concerns about the welfare or safety of any child from The Cedar School, please contact any of our Designated Safeguarding Leads without delay. 

Safeguarding is woven into our curriculum, for example through PSHE lessons, Computing and assemblies and through special events and external visitors.