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Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

Miss Ellie Onur - Inclusion Lead


Our Deputy DSP/Ls are:

Mrs Lorraine Collins - Headteacher

Mrs Gemma Potterton - Deputy Headteacher 


Governor With Safeguarding Responsibility:

Mrs Christine Boxwood-Davies 


At St Nicholas, safety and the wellbeing of every student is of utmost importance to us. We are committed to providing a secure and supportive atmosphere where they can thrive academically and personally. We rely on the help of the entire school community to achieve this.  Safeguarding is the action that we take to promote the welfare of the children in our care and to protect them from harm. We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where staff are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. Child protection promotes the rights and welfare of all children. All schools have designated Child Protection members of staff who are responsible for dealing with concerns which may arise. For more details, please read our Child Protection Policy. 

Children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety, in opportunities across the curriculum.


Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you can make a referral to Hertfordshire Children’s Services: 0300 123 4043.

Call 999 if there is immediate danger to the child or a crime is being committed.

For more information about Children’s Social Services please see:


Our Child Protection Policy can be viewed here: