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Safeguarding and Prevention


Welcome to our school's dedicated Safeguarding section, where the safety and well-being of every child is our utmost priority. At Sandford St. Martin’s, we believe in creating an environment where our children can learn, grow, and thrive with confidence, free from harm or danger. These Safeguarding resources are designed to keep our children, parents, visitors and staff well-informed about the measures we have in place to ensure their safety and the important steps we take to foster a safe, secure and nurturing learning community. We understand that safeguarding is not just a responsibility; it's a commitment to protect, support, and empower every child in our care.

Safeguarding contacts

Everyone at Sandford St. Martin’s have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and keep their child protection and prevent training up to date. If you have any concerns about a child, a parent / carer, or a member of the school team, please contact one of the designated safeguarding leads below (in confidence) on 01929 552949.



Mrs C Pampin

Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr P Beveridge

Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Sampson

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs M Bolt

Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor

Mrs M Appleton

Safeguarding Governor

Security of Children, Staff, Volunteers and Visitors

All visitors must report to reception on arrival and sign in. All visitors will be issued with an identity badge whish must be worn. 

Our Safeguarding Policy

Our school Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found in our policies section here and also at the bottom of this page. 


As part of Sandford St. Martin's commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully support the government's Prevent Duty, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is The Prevent Duty?

It is a government duty designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Prevent duty requires specified authorities such as education settings to also protect people from a range of other harms, such as substance abuse, involvement in gangs, and physical and sexual exploitation. The duty helps to ensure that people who are susceptible to radicalisation are supported as they would be under safeguarding processes. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

Government Prevent guidance

Other resources