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‘is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.... it is everyone’s responsibility.....Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play.’

Child Protection......

‘Is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer significant harm.’

Safeguarding at STFS:

At Sir Thomas Fremantle School, there is a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), overseen by Mrs Fiona Ell, the Deputy DSL is Mr Mat Payne.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for ANY concern that you may have during school hours

Out of school hours please contact MASH (see below) 

Mobile: 07519 854692



Whilst the information you have may not require a Child Protection referral to the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub), it will help your DSLs to make an informed decision about the risk of harm to the child(ren) and how to move forward in order to best protect them.

Multi-Agency Referral Hub (MASH)

Bucks: For concerns regarding children, contact the First Response Team 

tel:  01296 383962


Milton Keynes:
Please call 01908 253169 or 253170. 

You can also email

(Emergency Social Work Team 01908 265545)

Concerns about a staff member

If your concern is about a staff member or volunteer, you should report this to the Headmaster immediately. The Headmaster will inform the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

Bucks LADO:

tel: 01296 382070


tel: 01908 254300

Concerned about a child?

If you need support on mental health please go to our Mental Health & Wellbeing page here