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Safeguarding at ARH

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:


  • Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • Preventing harm to children’s physical and mental health or development

  • Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.


Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

(NSPCC, 2017)

Meet Our Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns or would like further guidance about keeping yourself or your children safe online, then please speak to Mr Holder or visit our e-safety page (link at the bottom of this page).


Our two nominated Safeguarding Governors are Mr Ryan Bromyard and Mrs Karen Harvey.


You can contact any of the safeguarding team through the office on 0116 2624003.

COVID-Related Safeguarding Updates

School Nurse during School Closure

Parents and carers are still able to contact a School Nurse if they need advice or support by contacting Chat Health on 07520 615381, or by leaving a message on the School Nurse answer phone on 0116 2153232.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Support

Some national agencies have reported a significant increase in domestic abuse associated with the current pandemic, and this follows the experience of other countries. We want to do everything we can to reduce the harm this can cause.


If you require specialist domestic and sexual abuse support, please see the city council website at


If you require any support, please contact any of our school DSLs one the school number (0116 262 4003) or by email.


Please look at the flyer below for details of helplines and support resources. No one should suffer in silence – we are here for you.


Finally, a reminder that anyone can use the ‘one front door’ to contact if they have any concerns about a child’s safety and wellbeing. The number for DAS is 0116 454 1004.

Safeguarding Surveys




Useful Links for Parents and Carers