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:

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

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 Sean Woodward, Chair of Governors
Alternatively, you can contact Staffordshire County Council Safeguarding Board

Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Service:
Phone: 0300 111 8007 

For more information go to

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

There has been an increase in calls to the Education Safeguarding Advisory Service around children using social media to make videos or send images of themselves nude.


We wanted to share the below resource that some settings may feel is appropriate to use with your children


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Does someone you know have… More cash or a different phone? New clothes or footwear? Weapons like knives or blades? These may be signs that someone is involved in County Lines.


Other signs include:



If you want to find out more about county lines, have concerns that someone you know may be involved in county lines or want some support, visit our website: You can also make a report to us by calling 101 or contacting us via LiveChat:

Always call 999 in an emergency.