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Safeguarding at Chestnuts

Safeguarding is everybody’s business. Chestnuts has a moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils.

Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL)

Chestnuts is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a culture of vigilance to identify, report to a DSL, record on CPOMS, offer help and support as early as possible if a concern for safety and welfare arises.


Mrs Karen Wilkes

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Senior Mental Health Lead

Family Support Worker

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Miss Becky Skillings

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead




Mrs Katie Robins

Safeguarding Officer

Deputy Head

Miss Lauren Seagrave

Safeguarding Officer

Assistant Headteacher

Our safeguarding team works alongside partner agencies, such as Milton Keynes Council, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Thames Valley Police, NHS and the Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  Students may also work with services such as Compass, Brook, Service Six, Young Carers and Child Bereavement UK.  The Milton Keynes Mental Health Support Team (MHST) have recently updated their website and new leaflet for parents and carers, please take a look by following the links.

For safeguarding concerns outside of school hours, please contact Karen Wilkes on

In a safeguarding emergency, please do not hesitate to contact the police on MK MASH on 01908 253169.