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Avondale Preparatory 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 of responsibility.

At our school, children are seen as unique, and will feel loved, safe and empowered to flourish. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical, spiritual and moral development of the individual child. Our children know they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust and that their concerns will be dealt with in a timely and appropriate way, in line with our robust safeguarding procedures.
All members of staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and are trained regularly in Child Protection & Safeguarding.

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is (DSL): Mrs Celina Rae
  • Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is (DDSL): Mrs Georgina Barrington-Tolan

If you have any concerns about a child, please do not hesitate to talk to either the DSL or DDSL. Your concerns will be taken seriously.
Alternatively, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub within Wiltshire’s Children's Services directly:

0300 456 0108 - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), standard working hours:
Monday to Thursday from 8.45am to 5pm
Friday from 8.45am to 4pm
0300 456 0100 - Out of hours service:
Monday to Thursday 5pm to midnight, Friday 4pm to midnight
Weekends and Bank Holidays from 9am - midnight
Phones are diverted to the Social Work Standby Service from midnight to 9am (7 days a week)

All members of our staff have completed Prevent Duty training as part of their induction process, and are up-to-date with all safeguarding training requirements set out by Keeping Children Safe In Education 2023.
Useful Websites

Please find below, our safeguarding policies and relevant documents.

Safeguarding statement

Safeguarding Poster

Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Working together to safeguard children interagency guidance