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Safeguarding and Child Protection at Penny Field School

Penny Field School is committed to safeguarding all our pupils in line with our statutory duties, roles and responsibilities under Section 175 Education Act (2002), the Children Act (1989) and Section 42-46 of the Care Act (2014) in ensuring each and every learner is protected and safeguarded against potential harm and abuse.

All staff are trained in Child Protection and undergo rigorous checks to ensure that they have clearance to work with children. We have clear procedures in place to report any concerns. We also teach our learners to keep themselves safe, both within the school grounds and in the wider world. We work closely with parents and health professionals to ensure that there is clarity and understanding of our procedures in relation to child protection.

We have three Designated Safeguarding Leads, who have overall responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Penny Field School.

  • Designated Lead Supervisor: Hannah Duffey, Headteacher
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kathryn Smith, Assistant Headteacher
  • Deputy Lead Supervisor: Kath Burrell, Pastoral Manager

If you have a concern please call us on the main school number (0113 8314222) and ask to speak to Hannah, Kathryn or Kath.

In instances that relate to allegations towards staff members please report these directly to Hannah Duffey (Headteacher) at

In instances that relate to allegations towards the Headteacher, these are to be reported to the Chair of Governors’ Chris Graefe, who can be contact via the Governors Clerk

The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Chris Graefe. To contact Chris please email

In preparation for Safer Internet Day (SID) next week, we have produced an additional newsletter. We have also provided a summary of links from organisations providing resources in relation to SID that again you might find of use.

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