Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant School, Fletcher Close, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0JT
Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Junior School, Fletcher Road Ottershaw Surrey KT16 0JY

Infant: 01932 873652 - Junior: 01932 872323

Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant and Junior Schools

Motivated to learn, empowered to achieve



Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment. 

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant and Junior Schools is our absolute priority.  We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third-party professionals to share this view.  The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone's responsibility. 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term 'Designated Safeguarding Lead' (DSL) is used in the DfE 'Keeping Children safe in Education' document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting.  The role of the DSL must be fulfilled by a member of the school's senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:


Lead DSL

Mrs Jo Hastings - Headteacher

Mrs Debbie Jenkyn - Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Annick Lisher - Inclusion Manager

Mrs Shannon Shortland - SEND Leader Infant School


Reporting a Concern

If you have a concern about a child, please contact a DSL:

If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. If your concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Trust Board Chair: Mr James Friend

Contact details:

All school DSLs are contactable via:

Alternatively, you can contact Surrey Children's Services Directly:

Office hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday): 0300 470 9100  or email

Out of hours: 01483 517898

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 0300123 1650 select option 3 or email  for concerns about an adult who is working or volunteering with children

The NSPCC Whistleblowing helpline number is 0800 028 0285 

The email address is

The Government has asked the NSPCC to set up a designated helpline for victims of Peer on Peer abuse: 0800 136 663


At Ottershaw we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously. We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed below and others can be found on our policies page. We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns.

Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders, can be viewed here.

DBS Filtering

Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on the Helping in School page.


Safeguarding Policies:

Allegations of Abuse Against Adults Policy

Ottershaw Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

GST Whistleblowing Policy

Good Shepherd Trust Safeguarding

Behaviour and Discipline Policy 2022 - 2024

GST Safer Recruitment Policy

GST Safer Working Practices Statement


Useful Documents:

Keeping children safe in education

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Children missing education

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Working together to safeguard children

What to do if you're worried about a child


Useful websites:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Department of Education: Tackling Child Abuse Together

Think u know (Parent e-safety information)