At The Holme we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We audit our provision annually and make sure we are always up-to-date with government legislation and advice.  All staff receive training which is supplemented by briefings and information on the staff safeguarding notice board.  

In our January audit, carried out by the Trust, it was judged that 'the school clearly takes safeguarding extremely seriously and does much to ensure staff and pupils are safe' and we were praised for our provision.


If you have any concerns about a child, you should report them to the school (via the school office), to:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Sarah Stevenson (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Tessa Cooper (Assistant Headteacher)

Other Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Francis (HLTA)

Mrs V Skidmore (Safeguarding LGC member)


You can also email us at


If you have any concerns when school is closed, please phone the Hampshire Out of Office line:

0300 555 1373.  

Please note that in an emergency, call 999.


During off-site visits, the trip risk assessment identifies the safeguarding lead for that trip.  All trip safeguarding leads have emergency contact details for the DSL and DDSL.  


You can read our Safeguarding Policy, Child Protection Policy and Allegation of Abuse Against Adults Policy by clicking on the links.  

You might also like to look at our Online Safety page for more information about staying safe online.

You can read about The Good Shepherd Trust's safeguarding arrangements via their website.


We are governed by key national documents, which you can find here:

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020

Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools 2018

Children Missing Education 2016

Medical Conditions in Schools 2015

Working together to Safeguard Children February 2019

The Prevent duty June 2015

Information Sharing Guidance 2015

What to do if you're worried about a child 2015