Safeguarding at Digby the Tedder School 

Who to contact:

Please call 01526 320088 or please email

Our Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) : Mrs Alison Crawshaw (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Paula Hanson (Bursar)
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Cheryl Johnson

Digby the Tedder is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children in our school and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that our pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.  This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our School please talk to one of the schools Safeguarding Team.

Alternatively, if you believe that a child or adult may be a victim of neglect, abuse or cruelty call:
·         Children’s Safeguarding – 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm)

·         Emergency Duty Team, Out of hours, after 5.00pm until 8.00am and weekends. – 01522 782333

You do not need to know everything about the situation. You may just be worried or feel that something is not right.

If you believe that a crime has been committed and there is an immediate risk of danger, call the police on 999 or 112.  If there is no immediate danger, call the police on 101.

Online Parental Controls

Below is a link to a helpful 2 and half minute video giving parents tips on how to install parental controls at home to keep their children and young people safe.

We are currently creating more parent engagement material which we will forward to you when ready.

Inappropriate Content Online Advice for Parents


Children's Internet Safety Test

Virgin Media O2 have created an online Children's Internet Safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online. Please find the link to this test below.

Preventing Radicalisation

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent.

Young people can be at a greater risk of being targeted by extremists and the internet has made it much easier for radicalisers to find and identify people who might be easily influenced.


In Lincolnshire, last year most of the cases referred to Prevent related to young people and one of the biggest concerns was online activity including the sharing of extremist information.


Friends and family are often the first to spot worrying changes taking place. These can be big or small changes that take place very quickly or over a longer period. Trust your instincts and if you’re concerned seek advice.


ACT Early provides advice on the risks of radicalisation, spotting the signs and what to do if concerned. 

ACT Early | Prevent radicalisation

Omege Parent Guide



Online Bullying



Peer Pressure



PEGI Ratings



TikTok Privacy Settings

E-Safety Policy.pdf .pdf
Safer Recruitment Policy.pdf .pdf
Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.pdf .pdf