Christ’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, volunteers, governors and visitors to share this commitment. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.
The school pays full regard to Department for Education statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019‘. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult, including volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking in-depth interviews and conducting DBS checks.
Our Safeguarding Team includes:
Miss J Mark – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs S Hatch – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mr Z Annan – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and E-Safety Co-ordinator
Mrs M Ebsworth – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Home School Link Worker (HSLW)
Mr D Scutt – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
If you have a concern, please email DSL@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk. For any ongoing concerns about the safety of a child or young person, you can report directly to Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA) between 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday on 0300 470 9100. If you have a concern regarding someone who works with children, please contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) on 0300 123 1650, or email LADO@surreycc.gov.uk.
For more information regarding help and support for families or services available in the community and online, you can access Family Information Service
If you are looking for advice on how to keep your child safe online, or you wish to report an inappropriate online incident involving your child, you may access the National Crime Agency’s CEOP website through the link below:
Christ’s College is an accredited National Online Safety school. You have access to unique resources, which will also support you with keeping your child safe online. If you have any queries or concerns, please email DSL@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk. You may access the National Online Safety website through the link below:
All staff at Christ’s College are required to undertake the online Home Office Prevent training programme. You can read more about this here: Prevent Guidance 2015.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
KOOTH is the UK's leading Mental Health and Wellbeing platform for children and young people, and it offers yet another option for our students to access additional support when it is needed.
Please see below other useful websites and information regarding support for the Mental Health and Wellbeing of young people and their families:
Childline – 0800 1111
Samaritans – 116 123
In a crisis, the Royal Surrey County Hospital has a CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) nurse. Whilst at the hospital waiting for an assessment, you can call Emerge on 0753 433 1455. Youth Workers are on hand to support, listen to and advocate on behalf of the young people who attend the Royal Surrey County Hospital.