Safeguarding at Cheney

Meet Mr Bampton, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, who will tell you a little bit about how we care for our students.


Please be aware that concerns raised using this form will be dealt with during school hours. There may be several concerns that we need to deal with and we will try our hardest to prioritise them. Therefore, please do give us 3 school days to respond to your concerns.

This email is NOT for emergency situations, it is monitored within the school day, and not at weekends or during school holidays. If there is an emergency then please contact the most appropriate number from the list below:

Police non-emergency - 101
Police/Fire/Ambulance emergency - 999
Childline - 0800 1111
MASH safeguarding team - 0345 050 7666

As a school, we are totally committed to ensuring our school community is a safe place to learn and work in.  We consider the health, safety and well being of students at Cheney School of the utmost importance. The governing body of the school complies with section 175 of the Education Act 2002, 'to safeguard and promote the welfare of children'.

In order to ensure this, we have developed thorough services, policies and procedures within the school and maintain all staff are regularly trained on current practices.  To visit our Bullying page, click here.

We have a number of specialist staff who work to support our students by providing excellent pastoral care.  These include our year teams as well as the school counsellor and school nurse.

Useful numbers outside school hours:


The Safeguarding Officers are all Pastoral Leaders as well as:

Pastoral Leaders


Where appropriate, we liaise with other schools and outside agencies to ensure that all students are supported as comprehensively as possible, and that student's well being is taken into full account.

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Water Safety Guidance


We're pleased to be able to offer useful resources for families and young people in relation to Self Harming through this website

Our Summer Safety leaflet provides useful numbers and websites to support  students and families to enjoy a happy, healthy and safe summer break.