Number Champions is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.

We have appointed Graham Beeden as our Safeguarding Officer.

Graham recently retired from 27 years of primary school teaching, with 13 of these as a Head. In his roles as Head, he was the Designated Safeguarding Lead, which essentially meant he was in overall charge of ensuring the safety of all the children in the school. His earlier experience includes assisting schools in the teaching and learning of maths.

Graham ensures that we have policies and processes in place so that our trustees and volunteers understand their responsibilities to protect children and take active steps to do so. He provides training to our volunteers and is our contact point for any issues regarding safeguarding (

You can read our safeguarding policy here

  • We train our volunteers in safeguarding and require them to abide by our safeguarding policy.
  • We take steps to ensure our safeguarding policy is implemented, including training our volunteers and trustees.
  • We require that the schools with which we work have their own safeguarding policy and give our volunteers an induction in this. We require our volunteers to acquaint themselves fully with the school policy and to follow it at all times.
  • Our volunteers meet with children only on school premises during school hours.