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All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23


Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, we ensure that all of our recruitment and employment practices reflect this.

The Good Shepherd Trust’s Safeguarding Trustee Director is: Mrs Mary Lewis

The Good Shepherd Trust’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Liz Tedbury

Child protection/safeguarding local committee champion: Mrs Cathy Middleton

Further information on Safeguarding can also be found on The Good Shepherd Safeguarding page.

At Waverley Abbey the safety and wellbeing of every child is our absolute priority. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility, therefore we expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, local committee members, Trustee Directors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view.


Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term “Designated Safeguarding Lead” (DSL) is used in the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled by a member of the school’s senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

To enable their quick identification, all the Designated Safeguarding Leads in our school wear a black lanyard with the abbreviation 'DSL' written in yellow font.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Ms. Debs Morris

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Rebecca Marshall

Mr Dan Brown

Miss Lina Haines

Mrs Amy Hilyard

Mrs Rachel Parker-Swann

Miss Emma Whitehouse


Reporting a concern about a child

If you have a concern about a child, please contact one of our school’s DSLs. The DSLs are contactable via:

Surrey - Alternatively, you can contact Surrey Children's Services (C-SPA) directly:

Office hours (term time and holiday): 0300 470 9100

Out of hours – 01483 517898

Hampshire - Hampshire Children's Services (MASH): 03005 551381


Concerns about an adult

If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. Allegations against the Headteacher should be made directly to the Chair of the Trust, The very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams:

Alternatively, you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - 0300 123 1650 or email: . 


At Waverley Abbey we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed in our policy section on the website. We use CPOMS to record any safeguarding concerns so that they can be kept securely and confidentially.

If you would like to see the Trust’s safeguarding information, including the safer working practice statement, please click here.


DBS Filtering and the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Please see our vacancies page for more information.


Useful Documents:

Keeping children safe in education

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Children missing education

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Working together to safeguard children

What to do if you're worried about a child

Useful websites:

Surrey Safeguarding Children's Partnership

Report child abuse to your local council

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Smoking in vehicles

Department of Education: Tackling Child Abuse Together 

Think u Know (Parent e-safety information)