Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. At Hardwicke, in order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we ensure that our approach is child-centred. This means that at all times, we act in the best interests of the child.

The healthy, safety and well-being of all children in our care are paramount. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We recognise that all staff members have a full and proactive part to play in protecting our children from harm.

If you have any concerns about the safety and well-being of a child, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Wendy D’Arcy

Headteacher and DSL at Hardwicke

In the absence of the Headteacher, please contact either of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)

Mrs Heather Gregory

DDSL at Hardwicke

Miss Jennett Thomas

DDSL at Hardwicke

Mrs Wendy Walpole

DDSL at Hardwicke

At Hardwicke Parochial Primary Academy, Sian King is the Safeguarding Governor.

Mrs Sian King

Safeguarding governor

Allegations Management
In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
In Gloucestershire the LADO is Nigel Hatten, who is supported by Tracy Brooks, the Allegations Management Co-Ordinator. Nigel can be contacted on 01452 426994 or and Tracy can be contacted on 01452 426320 or

For further information please visit Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Board