Blakesley CE Primary’s

Safeguarding Team

Everyone at Blakesley CE Primary School has a responsibility to keep our children safe and protected. We aim to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. 

Please see our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for more information in the sidebar of the page.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Alison Rose e-mail

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mrs Emma Cox e-mail: 


For our Safeguarding for Visitors and Volunteers Leaflet, please see the associated file in the sidebar of the page.

West Northants Children and Families Support Website

What to do if you have a concern

If you have a concern about any member of our school community, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Additional guidance is available from

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board

Independent advice and guidance is available from


Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

A copy of the Parents Guide to MASH can be seen above.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a county-wide team made up of agencies including:

Education, Police, Early Help Team, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), Children’s Social Care, Health, Fire & rescue Service (FRS), Domestic Abuse Advisor, Probation, Youth Offending Service (YOS) and the Crime Reduction Initiative.

Collaboratively the MASH will deal with any referrals or concerns a professional or a member of the public has about a child’s welfare, identify risks and respond with the most effective actions to properly care for and protect any Vulnerable Children.

Contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub:

For further information on any of the following please click on the links in the sidebar, where you will be redirected to the appropriate website.

Consultations with a Designated Officer (LADO)

Allegations made against workers who are paid, unpaid, volunteer, agency, casual and self-employed as well as foster carers, and adoptive parents of children on Placement Orders should all be reported to a Designated Officer. This should be done within 24 hours of the incident.

Should you need to discuss a case with a Designated Officer, please make contact on the numbers below or alternatively, please complete consultation form here. For urgent child safeguarding matters please contract MASH directly on 0300 126 7000.

You can e-mail your query to and a Designated Officer will get back to you as soon as they are able to.


You can contact the Designated Officer for West Northamptonshire, Andy Smith on 07850 854309 or for North Northamptonshire Sheila Kempster on 07831 123193

Early Help

Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early Help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early Help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.

Why would I want early help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for Early Help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a real challenge.

Find out more about Early Help by accessing our guide from the sidebar.

Support groups and organisations for victims of domestic violence

Please view the document on the sidebar called 'Support groups and organisations' which provides information, details and links  enabling access to a number of agencies that offer support with domestic abuse or violence.


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Safeguarding Documents