Coulsdon C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff, including supply staff, volunteers and governors, must ensure that they have read and understood the school’s child protection policy and procedures. Parents and carers are encouraged to read our policy, which is available below or via the school office.

We ensure that we:

  • Practise safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with the children
  • equip the children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe
  • establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in confidence and independence
  • work within the school's Safeguarding Policy

Cousldon C of E Primary School Designated Safeguarding Leads 

Mr Paul Garratty (Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rebecca Lambe (Deputy Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Trevor Meadowcroft
Designated Safeguarding Governor


The best interests of the children will always be our priority.  As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies.  We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Anyone who has concerns about the wellbeing of a child must report those concerns immediately to the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, either directly or via the school office.  

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff then you should report this the Headteacher.  If the concern relates to the Headteacher, concerns should be reported to the Chair of Governors. 


Out of hours, during weekends, or school holidays, urgent concerns about a child should be reported to:

Croydon Children's Services:
Urgent concerns that require immediate attention should be reported via telephone using 020 8726 6500.
Non-urgent concerns can be raised through the online Contact Referral Form or via email to

Surrey Children's Services:
0300 470 9100 (C-SPA)