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 2022.


Named staff and contacts

  • Senior Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K Barrs - Head Teacher
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr J Richards - Deputy Head Teacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs L Faulkner - Pastoral Support
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: 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 2022 Rothley CE Academy Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy  Working Together to Safeguard Children updated 2022 The PREVENT Duty 2021
Online Safety Policy Operation Encompass  Low Level Concern Policy


Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.

As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.



To access any of the above information - please click here

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

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 dsl@rothley.leics.sch.uk or Leicestershire County Council by clicking here.

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.

Simon Genders - Safeguarding Development Officer for Leicestershire County Council reminds parents of the importance of safe practice around remote learning and internet use in the home. Please click here to watch this video: