A safe, secure and happy school environment

Alder Bridge School is committed to providing a safe, secure and happy school environment. Safeguarding is our highest priority. All staff, parents and visitors to the school are responsible for the the safety of the children in our care.

Our full safeguarding policy is available here and a copy can be requested from the School Office.

The addendum to our safeguarding policy for during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found here

Our Safeguarding Team

Any member of our safeguarding can be contacted via the School Office on 0118 971 4471 (option 0)

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Lucia Dimarco

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Ann Morgan

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Safeguarding Trustee:  Paul Jenkins


If you have a concern about a child you can contact the DSL in the first instance, or if they are not available either the DDSL or Safeguarding Trustee or one of the Local Authority contacts.  All information will be treated with the utmost confidence.


If you believe a child to be in imminent danger you should call the police on 999 immediately.


Local Authority Contacts

West Berkshire Council

Contact, Advice & Assessment Service (CAAS)

Professionals only contact number: 01635 503190

Parents only Contact number: 01635 503090

Emergency Duty Team (outside of office hours) Tel: 01344 786543  Fax: 01344 786535


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - Fiona Gossard (contact via CAAS)


Oxfordshire County Council

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - 0345 050 7666


Hampshire County Council

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

Hampshire Children’s Services: 0300 555 1384


Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Multi-Agency Hub (MASH) - 0300 456 1080

Note: Mon- Thurs 8:45am - 5pm Friday 8:45am - 4pm

Emergency Duty Service - 0300 456 0100


Child Protection Process