01536 330300

Church Lane, Cranford, Kettering
Northamptonshire. NN14 4AE

Safeguarding is very important in our school and therefore all staff at Cranford C of E Primary School are Safeguarding trained.  We have 3 members of staff trained as designated safeguarding leads:

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: 

Mr Robert Tyman - Head of School

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: 

Mrs Gillian Holland - Class Teacher

Mrs Erica Holt - Executive Headteacher

Mr Tyman, Mrs Holland and Mrs Holt can be contacted via the school office Tel. 01536 330300 or via our contact form on the school website. 

At times we may need to seek advice from outside agencies as to how best to support you and your family.  For more information, please see our our current Safeguarding policy, which can be found in the policies section.

A key safeguarding documents that we work with is:

Safeguarding Supporting Documents

Whenever we have a visitor, student or supply teacher to our school we pass on to them our Safeguarding Leaflet and ask that they read it carefully and keep it with them for reference throughout their time at Cranford C of E Primary School. 

What should I do if I have concerns about a child or family?

Emergencies: If it is an emergency and you think a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.

If you do not think it is an emergency

  1. Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school via the school office 01536 330300 or email 
  2. Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for North Northamptonshire on 0300 126 3000.
  3. Click here for further advice from Northamptonshire MASH.
  4. Speak to the NSPCC:

Help for adults concerned about a child or call 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people or call 0800 1111


The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Northamptonshire MASH can be contacted and can give advice on whether a family needs early help or they meet the threshold for statutory child protection.  They can be contacted by telephone on 0300 126 1000 or email (Secure email address)

Reports can also be made online at Report a concern (

Out of Hours

If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone their out of hours team on 01604 626 938.

To find out more or to make a referral to MASH please using the multi-agency referral form online, please click here.


To contact the local authority Designated Officer for North Northamptonshire, please call Sheila Kempster on 07831 123193 or 01604 362993. Alternatively please email your query to and a Designated Officer will get back to you as soon as they are able to.

Below are some more specific links and details in regards to safeguarding concerns and worries:

Northamptonshire Early Help

What is early help?

Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.

Why would I want early help?

There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a real challenge.

Targeting and Reducing Grooming, Exploitation and Trading of Children and Young People Online

The TARGET Project across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire aims to challenge the many and increasing dangers to children and young people online, supporting 900+ young people aged 5-18 year olds in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.  Project beneficiaries will increase their online protective behaviours, improve their wellbeing and increase their transferable knowledge and skills.  This service is currently for disadvantaged children and young people aged 5-18 (up to 25 for Disabled Young People) who will have been identified as at risk or already affected by online sexual exploration and abuse. Work undertaken by the project beneficiaries may lead to referrals into other internal and external services.   The project aims to achieve young people with an increased awareness of online protective behaviours, increased levels of wellbeing, increased transferable life skills and increased accredited youth volunteering.

Advice and Support can be received by calling 01933 277520.

County Lines

County Lines is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries (although not exclusively), usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs. The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs. Importing areas (areas where the drugs are taken to) are reporting increased levels of violence and weapons-related crimes as a result of this trend.

The best advice is to trust your instincts. Even if someone isn't involved in county lines drug dealing, they may be being exploited in some other way, so it's always worth speaking out.   You can speak to your local police by dialling 101, or in an emergency 999.  If you would rather remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

To find out more, click here.

Accommodation Concern

Accommodation Concern is the only dedicated, independent, anti-poverty, housing advice and homelessness prevention charity based in Kettering, Northamptonshire.  They operate at least 12 advice surgeries each week, both via drop-in sessions and individual appointments for housing and well-being.   Accommodation Concern receives food donations from Aldi and Lidl on a Monday, Thursday and Friday. Accommodation Concern are based at 1 Meadow Road, Kettering NN16 8TL.

If you know of any families that would benefit from help from Accommodation Concern, please contact them on 01536 416560 to find out what food items they have in.

Kettering Community Unit (KCU)

KCU was founded in 1984 and works with partners to provide a wide range of services, offering help and support to improve the lives of people in the Kettering Community.  Their services now provide Education, Training and Support for the unemployed, unwaged and low-income households of Kettering and it's surrounding areas. To find out about the help and courses that KCU are running please visit their website here.