Caring for every child’s well-being and safety

Child Protection and Safeguarding at Eversholt Lower School

Everyone is involved in safeguarding children. If you ever have a direct concern about any child the school will always listen, but if you need to report a concern about a child outside school hours please phone:
Central Bedfordshire Access and Referral Hub on 0300 300 8585 (during office hours)
Duty Team on 0300 300 8123
Bedfordshire Police on 101 or in an emergency 999
NSPCC 0808 800 5000

The safety of our children is our top priority, and we take a systematic and robust approach to the issue at the school. All staff, governors and any adult in regular contact with pupils at the school are fully DBS checked.

People responsible in school for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Mrs Gaynor Miller (Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection/Looked After
Mrs Heidi Cavinder - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Tim Peacock - Safeguarding Governor
Or contact your child’s class teacher.

Taking concerns seriously

We take our responsibility to protect children from harm, danger and abuse VERY seriously. This includes our commitment to staff training, our work with the children, our referrals to Social care should they be required, our Governors work and our ongoing support to families, carers, guardians and extended family carers.


We review and update our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy annually.


Staff complete annual face to face Safeguarding and Online training.
The Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead have both completed their Safeguarding Training delivered by the Local Authority.
All our staff and governors read the current Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safer Recruitment

Eversholt Lower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It operates a Safer Recruitment Policy. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure police check.

Pupil Support

To support children practically we have:
• Weekly Circle Time
• Weekly PSHE lessons
• Road Safety weeks
• Mental Health Week
We take part in the National E-Safety Weeks and Anti-Bullying Weeks.
Our Behaviour Policy and Anti-Bullying Policy help support the safeguarding of children.

Anti-Bullying Support

National Bullying Helpline
Anti Bullying Alliance
Respect Me
Young Minds


We have strong “eSafety” guidelines, including a home-school agreement around safe Internet usage. All school Internet usage is filtered through DfE approved service providers to ensure appropriate content controls are in place.
Safer Internet
NSPCC Online Safety Resources
Think U Know
Internet Matters

Adult Support

Please click on the links below for further support and advice:
Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Site
Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership
Home Start
The Need Project
County Lines