The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Polden Bower School is Ryan Parker-Binns. If you have any questions or concerns and you would like to contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school please email 

Safeguarding Policy

Everyone who comes into contact with children, young people and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating.

Our Pastoral Team are available to work with families, where concerns are raised at the earliest opportunity and/or where families identify that they need support themselves.

Staff at Polden Bower School, work closely with Social Care, the Police, Health Services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

All staff at Polden Bower School receive appropriate training for their roles, in order to be able to safeguard children and young people. Training includes:

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • E-Safety
  • Prevent – Extremism and Radicalisation
  • Child Sexual Exploitation among other topics

Safeguarding Roles

Ryan Parker-Binns – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Helen Farnell - Executive Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)                Stacey Hellier-Partnership Lead for Safeguarding, Behaviour & Attendance and DDSL Kerry Russell- Assistant Headteacher & DDSL                                                                      Fleur Cutler- Health & Wellbeing Lead & DDSL
David Purcell - Safeguarding Governor

The School’s Safeguarding Policy explains in detail the school’s procedures. The school Safeguarding Policy links explicitly to Keeping Children Safe in Education.

If you have any concerns and would like more information, you can contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at the school or follow the links below for more information:

NSPCCthinkuknowSafer Internet

 Avon & Somerset Police - CSEKeeping Children Safe in Education


At Polden Bower School, we are committed to the welfare and safeguarding of our students.  We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment