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Golden Valley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment. For full details of our safeguarding arrangements please refer to the Safeguarding Policy under Home > About Us > Policies.


Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact the

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Kevin Lynch, Headteacher or, in his absence Mrs Claire Jenkins or Mrs Debra Dean, as Deputy Safeguarding Leads.

Should you have any concerns in terms of Safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff you should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, as above.


If the allegation concerns the Headteacher, you should contact Mrs Pauline Davis, Chair of Governors, Tel. 07751 732051.


The school’s Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Linda Denning.


Should you feel that your concerns have not been dealt with appropriately by the School/Chair of Governors, you should contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) - Mrs Julie Bishop,  at lado@n-somerset.gov.uk  or on 01275 888211.  Do not send any personal or identifying information, other than your own, if you are unsure whether your e-mail address is encrypted.


For further information see the North Somerset Safeguarding Board’s website at https://www.northsomersetsafeguarding.co.uk/




North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (NSSCB)


The latest version of the NSSCB model Safeguarding Policy can be read below. This has been adapted for Golden Valley Primary School and adopted by the Governing Body.