Home Page

Linden Bridge School




Linden Bridge Safeguarding Statement:

Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. 


See our Policies Page for the policies relating to Safeguarding. 


Equality Statement:

Linden Bridge is committed to the fair treatment of all regardless of age, colour, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religious or spiritual beliefs, and responsibility for dependents, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic.


Operation Encompass:

Linden Bridge are part of Operation Encompass, a joint scheme between Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.  The project aims to safeguard and support children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse or who are reported missing.  


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are: 

Rachel Watt (Head Teacher) and Emma Spillane (Assistant Head)

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Marie O'Rourke (Deputy Head), Caroline Towersey (Residential Manager) and Gareth Phillips (Behaviour for Learning Lead)

Family Support Worker and Early Help Coordinator:

Caroline Welford


All Staff undertake regular compulsory safeguarding training, including:

  • Child Protection Refresher - annually
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • The Prevent Duty
  • Child Neglect
  • Female Genital Mutilation Awareness
  • Online Safety
  • Health and Safety in Education Staff Awareness 
  • Fire Safety in Education
  • Positive Touch

Key Staff also undertake training in:

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Administration of medication
  • Managing specific medical needs
  • Poolside Helper - emergency response
  • Food Hygiene
  • Positive Options - MAPPA
  • DSL updates 
  • Education visits coordination