Royston Road, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8AA

01226 719700

Cherry Dale Primary School

Learn Together, Grow Together, Succeed Together



Our Safeguarding Team at Cherry Dale consists of:

Mrs K Brown


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Miss T Simpson

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy DSL


Mrs M Hedley 


Deputy DSL

Mrs R Devonport

Behaviour and Culture Lead

Deputy DSL

Miss J Conway 

Parent Support Worker/Attendance Officer

Deputy DSL


Cause for Concern

Staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding team using CPOMS. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.



All lateness and absences are recorded by the School Attendance Officer, Miss Conway. Reasons will always be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continues, the school will refer to the Educational Welfare Officer.

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly or are consistently late.  Safeguarding and child protection will be considered in all instances.


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