The Holden School Policies & Procedures


Child Protection & Safeguarding Children


Designated Safeguarding Lead: Annie Masters-Parmar

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mark Fletcher, Jenny Collier, Jessica Green, Lee Dodsworth, Asikiya Smith.

The Holden School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures and receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.

The Holden School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At The Holden School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

The Holden School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.


We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher, Mark Fletcher via telephone on 01384 884 883 or via email to If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher, please contact James Joyce,  Regional Director for Education on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.

We have received 1 complaint in the academic year 2020-2021


Full details of the following policies are available on request by contacting the school office:

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • First Aid and Medication Policy