Who is responsible for Safeguarding in the School?

At Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School, everyone is responsible for ensuring high standards of pupil behaviour, safety and welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the one responsible for all matters related to safeguarding in the school.

At our school, this person is James Tibbles (Headteacher).

The named governor with responsibility for safeguarding and welfare is Rev. Estella Last and she can be contacted via estella.last@bridge.kent.sch.uk 

We also have a number of staff who have been trained to act as 'deputy' Safeguarding Leads. They receive the same high standard of training and can act as DSL when needed.

James Tibbles


Michael Taylor

Deputy Headteacher

Carla Long

Inclusion Lead

Morny Starling

Admin Officer (Children & Families)

Jacqui Hurley

Admin Officer (Personnel)

Chelsea Huggett

BASC Manager


What if I have a concern regarding a child?

Concerns are recorded, raised immediately and then discussed with the whole Safeguarding and Welfare Team to identify the appropriate support/action. Every week, the team meet and review all concerns that are currently ongoing and discuss new referrals from staff and parents.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child in school, then please do not hesitate to come in and speak to any member of the team or you can email safeguarding@bridge.kent.sch.uk

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