Keeping children safe covers many topics including:

  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Emotional impact of parents’ mental health issues on children
  • Healthy relationships
  • Road, rail and water safety
  • Medical needs and disability
  • Neglect, including sleep deprived
  • Children accessing age inappropriate content
  • Appropriate adults – safer recruitment
  • bullying including cyberbullying
  • child protection
  • Health and safety, including first aid, site security and risk assessment
  • LAC
  • domestic violence
  • drugs & alcohol abuse
  • radicalisation
  • child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • sexting
  • fabricated or induced illness by adults towards children
  • faith abuse
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • forced marriage
  • gangs and youth violence
  • gender-based violence
  • honour based violence
  • private fostering
  • peer on peer abuse
  • violence against women and girls (VAWG)
  • modern slavery


How we ensure safeguarding compliance.

School has many policies which are regularly reviewed,  understood by staff and put into practice:

  • Safeguarding and child protection, which includes radicalisation, CSE & FGM.
  • Anti-bullying
  • Behaviour management
  • E –Safety
  • Acceptable use of social media
  • Health & Safety
  • Educational Visits
  • SEND
  • Equality Scheme
  • Pupil Premium
  • Whistle blowing
  • Managing allegations against adults
  • Complaints’ policy
  • British values
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Guidance on safer working practices
  • Asthma policy
  • Attendance
  • Data protection
  • Healthy Eating & packed Lunch
  • Pupil premium policy
  • Missing Child Policy
  • Non-collected Child
  • Security
  • Separated Parents’ Policy
  • Relationships & Sex Education policy
  • pupils with medical conditions
  • Visitors to School
  • Self-evaluation, including parents and children’s’ views.
  • Confidentiality


Staff training

Whole school Training:

Child Protection whole school refresher (Sep 15),  Graded Care (July 15)

CSE – Jan 2014

FGM –  Oct 14

LGBT – March 17 & April 17

PREVENT – Oct 15

TCSB 7 mins briefing – Nov 17

TCSB Threshold Assessment – Nov 17

Sexting – Oct 17

Mental Health Resilience June 18

Internal safeguarding memos

County Lines and Modern Slavery Oct/Nov 18

Parents E-Safety session 20th May 2019


Designated Safeguarding Lead (Richard Gould ) training:

Child Protection Refresher Level 2 – 13th July  2017

E-Safety Lead  (receives regular alerts from LA.)

Sexting training  – 11th Oct 2017

Complex Safeguarding – 15th Nov 18.

DSL training 14th January 2019

CP Online & E Safety – 20th June 2019

CP Network – 3rd July 2019

DSL – Roles and responsibilities training 18th Oct 2019

Safeguarding young people in a digital environment 22nd Nov 2019

Deputy DSL (Katherine Ryan) training:

DSL – Roles and responsibilities training 18th Oct 2019


Governor responsible for Safeguarding (Ann-Marie Worrall)

Safeguarding for Governors – 26th Feb 2018

Safer Recruitment Refresher Training – 10th Oct. 2018

PREVENT training 4th April 2019


Early Help Assessment (formerly common assessment framework CAF) Lead (Katherine Ryan)

EHA update training – Sep 2019 – full training booked for 12th Nov 2019


Health & Safety Lead – (Trisha Chadwick

H& S risk assessment – Oct  18

H & S working at height – Nov 17

Site Manager training – July 18

First Aiders at work training x 9 staff  (rolling programme of training)

Paediatric training x 5 staff (rolling programme of training)

Defibrillator training – 10th Nov 16

Defibrillator refresher training April 2018 & March 2019


For a link to Tameside’s safeguarding page and detailed information on Tameside’s safeguarding please click here: Tameside Safeguarding Link 


Safeguarding – how we teach it.

Safeguarding is inherent throughout the curriculum on a daily basis. During the year we have a specific focus on some safeguarding topics and use national awareness themes.

Autumn 1

 fire drill, rights of the child, being a good citizen, multi- faiths, safe squad, fire safety, keeping safe on the railways


Autumn 2

anti bullying, disability awareness, E  safety, emotional and mental health


Spring 1

lock down drill, safer internet day, sexting, emotional & mental health, Y5 Barnardo’s training on healthy relationships

Wellbeing Feb 2019


Spring 2

fire drill, canal & water safety , healthy eating, sleep awareness, NSPCC keeping safe workshops & assemblies


Summer 1

road safety, emergency evacuation drill, physical activity


Summer 2

water & rail, relationships & sex education (RSE), Friendship day,


Our ethos promotes ‘Celebrating Differences’ which is embedded throughout our curriculum, ensuring that our school community accepts and welcomes diversity, including  ethnicity, disability, family and relationship choices and much more.


Richard Gould   December 2019