Safeguarding at Lent Rise School

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Rachael Small and Assistant Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSL) - Jill Watson, Sarah Boxall and Hayley Johns can be contacted by email on or on the school phone (01628 662913).  Please leave your name and number or email and we will get back to you.
At Lent Rise School, Mrs Rachael Small is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the whole school supported by Jill Watson, Sarah Boxall and Hayley Johns as Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads. The team receive regular training from the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Team.
Our Filtering and Monitoring Lead is Hayley Johns.
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Tim Steel.  

Our nominated Mental Health First Aid Lead is Rachael Small.


At this school, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Criminal Records Bureau checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education“ Sept 2021, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection, Mrs Small, who is a member of the senior management team, and she has received appropriate training for this role. Mrs Watson, Headteacher and Miss Boxall, Assistant Headteacher are also trained DSLs. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

Occasions do arise when our concern about a child mean we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parents’ knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Mrs Watson or your child’s class teacher: the Policy can be found by clicking on the Safeguarding policy link below this text.

Mrs Rachael Small

Designated Safeguarding Lead, CLA Lead, Prevent Lead,Mental Health Lead

Mrs Jill Watson

Headteacher, DSL

Miss Sarah Boxall

Assistant Headteacher, DSL

Miss Hayley Johns

DSL, Filtering and Monitoring Lead

Mr Tim Steel

Safeguarding and Prevent Governor, Filtering and Monitoring Governor

If you have a concern about a child you can find guidance from the Bucks Safeguarding Children's Board by clicking here.

Lent Rise School Academy Trust is a Company incorporated in England and Wales,
limited by guarantee with registered Company number 9801986.

Registered office: Lent Rise School, Coulson Way, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7NP • Tel: 01628 662913