Amble First School is committed to the safeguarding of all members of our school community. Safeguarding ensures that your child is happy, healthy and safe in school. All staff and governors are trained at regular intervals and are aware of how to keep our pupils safe and what signs to look out for. Our pupils are encouraged to share any concerns and we have robust policies and processes in place that underpin safeguarding.

Mrs Lizzie Jackson is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Amble First School.
The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead was specified in the Children Act 2004 and ensured that every organisation had a "named person" for safeguarding children and young people. The Designated Safeguarding Lead has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Dawn Hunter (Deputy Head) and Mrs Sharon Donaldson (Nursery Manager).

Our Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Rachel McGarvey




If you have concern that a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep these concerns to yourself. 

If you are concerned about a child or young person, please discuss your concerns with one of the members of staff named above immediately.

Alternatively, if you are concerned about a child or adult’s welfare who lives in Northumberland, please use the following contact details.

Northumberland OneCall: 01670 536 400 or email: onecall@northumberland.gov.uk

Onecall is one number for all children's services, adult social care and community health enquiries in Northumberland. Helping the most vulnerable people to keep safe and well 24-7. 

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) works within Children's Services and gives advice and guidance to employers, organisations and other individuals who have concerns about the behaviour of an adult who works with children and young people.

The LADO for Northumberland is Louise Prudhoe.

Call: 07500 606174 (Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00, Friday 08:30-16:30) or 01670 536400 (Out of hours).

Email: LADO@northumberland.gov.uk 

Make a Referral: complete Online Referral Form - Using the online referral form helps to ensure information can be responded to in a timely manner.