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Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Louise Burridge - Principal

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)


Heidi Ray (Vice Principal); Stefanie Beamish (SENDCo);  Lesley Way (Admin)

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.

Children have a right to be cared for and protected.  Protecting them is everyone’s responsibility.  At Battle Primary Academy, we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm.  We are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people.  Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensuring that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.   The best interests of the children will always be our priority.  As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies.  We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community.  If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them.  The school is required to have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for this purpose.  Battle Primary Academy's DSL is the Principal, Louise Burridge.  Parents and children should speak to a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) if they have any concerns about a child.

If a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999.

The Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPoA) is where to raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading.

If you want to report concerns about a child or young person, email (please do not change the subject in the email that is generated when you click on the email link).

Or you can call on 0118 937 3641 (Option 1).  

Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is open to the public for out of hours emergencies only, from 5pm to 9am, Monday to Friday and 5pm Friday to 9am Monday. This includes bank holidays.

EDS out of hours emergency telephone: 01344 351 999

If you believe a person in a position of trust is abusing a child or young person in any way, you can contact our Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

If you need to report an allegation you can contact the LADO on: