"Cuffley School is incredibly warm and welcoming." Ofsted, 12th & 13th March 2024


A foundation school


Designated Safeguarding Leads

What is Safeguarding?


At Cuffley School safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and our top priority. Everyone who comes in to contact with the children and families who comprise our community have a role to play. The children are at the centre of everything we do. Their wellbeing, safety, achievement and happiness underpins every decision we make.


At Cuffley, we ensure that all of our staff are well trained in every aspect of safeguarding and this training is regularly updated and frequently revisited throughout the year. We also ensure that our curriculum provides the children with age-appropriate opportunities to learn how to keep themselves healthy and safe.

What is a Designated Safeguarding Lead?


Every school must have an appropriate senior member of staff to take lead responsibility for child protection.

Key aspects of the ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ role include:

  • Ensuring that all staff are aware of the processes for raising safeguarding concerns
  • Ensuring all staff understand the signs of child abuse and neglect
  • Referring any concerns to Social Care
  • Monitoring children who are the subject of Child Protection and CIN (Child in Need) Plans
  • Maintaining accurate and secure child protection records
  • Raising awareness of the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures, and ensuring these are implemented and reviewed regularly.

Statutory Guidance


Keeping Children Safe in Education is a statutory Department for Education document that all schools are required to follow when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It covers many aspects of safeguarding, including different forms of abuse, early help processes, safer-recruitment, how concerns must be reported and the role of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.