2 Burrow Drive, Rothley, LE7 7RZ

0116 230 2106



At Rothley C of E Academy, the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the school makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help protecting pupils from harm. We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development.

Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, in line with the School’s Safeguarding policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.


Named staff and contacts

Senior Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs K Barrs - Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr J Clark - Assistant Head

Mrs H Walton - Assistant Head

Mrs R Meadows EYFS Lead

Mrs D Bullock = Little Bunnies Pre-school

Mrs L Faulkner - Pastoral Support

Mrs S Cooper - Office Manager

Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Revd. R Gladstone


If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child, please contact the Head Teacher or one of the DSLs via the school office.


Key Documents:

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2023 Rothley CE Academy Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy  Working Together to Safeguard Children updated 2022


Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

If you have a safeguarding concern about a pupil in school you should report it to either a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in school  or Leicestershire County Council 

If it is an emergency, you should call the Police on 999.

You do not need to know everything about the child or what is happening. You may just be worried, or feel that something is not right. Please use the following links.

Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership

Operation Encompass


Teach your child the underwear rule

We all want to keep our children safe. You’ve probably already talked to them about things like crossing the road safely. But have you spoken to them about how to stay safe from sexual abuse? We know it’s a conversation no parent wants to have, but we believe it can feel just as natural, and be just as easy, as the road safety chat. We call it talking PANTS. From P through to S, each letter gives an important message for children as young as four to help them stay safe.

Please click here to download a copy of the Underwear Rule

Follow this link to find out more about the 'Pantosaurus' 


Other useful resources for parents can be found by following this link