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Esher Church of England High School

Esher Church of England High School

Esher Learning Trust

Safeguarding

As a school we play a key part in the community, and as such we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people.

We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent effective safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to support children, families as well as  staff at school.

The following members of staff lead on Safeguarding at Esher High School:

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Dominic O'Driscoll (Assistant Headteacher – ext 245) dodriscoll@esherhigh.surrey.sch.uk
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Child Protection Officer is Natalie Matthews (ext 221) nmatthews@esherhigh.surrey.sch.uk
  • The Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO) are Mike Boddington, Simon Jay and Karen Smurthwaite.

To promote a safe environment for young people at Esher 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 or any other student at the School please do not hesitate to contact someone on the Designated Safeguarding Team who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. Additionally if your child is ever worried about the safety or well being of a friend, they too can talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).