Safeguarding at our school

Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility…

‘Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility’. 

Here at Mercenfeld safeguarding the children that attend our school is at the heart of everything we do. 

We recognise our responsibilities include: 

  • creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices; 
  • ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, are able to work with children safely, and are properly trained and equipped to do so; 
  • teaching children and young people to stay safe; and 
  • maintaining an environment in which children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem 

If you are worried or concerned about a child’s safety you should report it to either a DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) in school, telephone 01530 243151 or email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 

Mrs Randle

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) 

Mrs Weatherill
Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Jewitt
Year 5 & SLT

Mrs Kasler

Mrs Willett
Office Manager

We are an Operation Encompass School. Please click on the link below for more information 

What to do if you are worried 

Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility… 

If you are worried or concerned about a child’s safety you can contact the schools DSL’s (Designated Safeguarding Leads) on 01530 243151 

Please ask to speak to one of our DSL’s,
Mrs Randle, Mrs Weatherill, Mrs Jewitt, Mrs Kasler or Mrs Willett.

DSL’s are trained in dealing with child abuse and safeguarding children.  

If, you are worried about a child’s safety out of school hours contact:  

  • First Response Children’s Duty Team 0116 305 0005 (24-hour phone line)  
  • Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in danger  
  • Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.