Safeguarding

Esher Church of England High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent effective safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Dominic O'Driscoll (Assistant Headteacher – ext 245) gdavies@esherhigh.surrey.sch.uk

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Officer is Natalie Matthews (ext 221) nmatthews@esherhigh.surrey.sch.uk

The Designated Safeguarding Officers are Karen Smurthwaite, Steph Drewery, Phillipa Lockhart, Simon Jay and Mike Boddington.

To promote a safe environment for young people at Esher Church of England High School our selection and recruitment policy includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

If you have any serious concerns about your child and any other student at Esher Church of England High School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Team who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. 

If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, they should talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).