Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children and Young People from Harm or Neglect

Cheadle Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, links to these policies can be found below.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

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.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures - who to contact

You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Child protection is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms such as:

  • neglect
  • sexual abuse
  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse

Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that telephone call. You could help to save a child’s life.

If you have a concern about a child at Cheadle Primary School please do the following:

Contact the school on 01538 714890 and ask to speak to one of the designated members of staff as you have a safeguarding concern.

Our designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Deborah Breeze, Headteacher

Our deputy is Miss Julie Lawton, Family Support Worker

If you have a concern about a member of staff please ask to speak to Mrs Deborah Breeze, Headteacher

If your concern involves the Headteacher, please ask to speak to Mr Peter Siddley, Chair of Governors

Alternatively, you can contact Staffordshire County Council Safeguarding Board

Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service:

Phone: 0800 1313 126

For more information go to www.staffsscb.org.uk

There are a number of excellent resources for children and young people developed by organisations who specialise in children’s online safety:

For practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation

The NSPCC has a 'Let's Talk Pants' campaign which helps parents talk to their children about staying safe.

Here is a leaflet you may find useful and some links to videos.

If you would like to report a concern you can use the links on the logos below