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Mrs Kate Rayner
Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Viki Divit
Deputy Safeguarding Lead



Ms Gail Foster
Named Safeguarding Governor

Safeguarding at Anston Hillcrest


All the governors and staff at Anston Hillcrest share the core purpose to secure the best educational provision for our pupils whilst ensuring we safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children in our care. We do this by:

  • Providing a caring, safe and positive environment in which they can flourish and learn

  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting

To achieve these objectives, we ensure that:​

  • all reasonable measures are taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare

  • all appropriate actions are taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child by working in partnership with other local agencies 

  • we create an atmosphere where all our children feel secure, valued and listened to

  • all staff recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and respond quickly and effectively

  • we monitor and support children at risk

  • the curriculum is used effectively to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills

  • we work in partnership with parent/carers and support external agencies

  • all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability


For further information about how we keep children safe in our setting please read the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and Digital Safeguarding policy. We follow the guidance set out by the Rotherham Safeguarding Partnership. Please see the information on Safeguarding Children's Partnership.

Key Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Online Safety Policy

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Keeping your child safe


The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) wants to help parents and carers talk to their children about keeping themselves safe.  For further information about the NSPCC and what they offer regarding safeguarding please visit the website NSPCC.

Further sources of support and information

Rotherham Online Safety Booklet


County Lines Video

Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Barnardo's Real Love Rocks

Parents Online Safety Information

CSE Education

Keeping Children Safe Online


Operation Encompass

Healthy Schools Rotherham

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