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 18),  Graded Care (July 15)

FGM –  Oct 14

LGBT – March 17 & April 17

PREVENT – Feb 19

TCSB 7 mins briefing – Nov 17

TCSB Threshold Assessment – Jan 20

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

KCSIE – September 2020

CSE – 27th Jan 2020

Child Protection and Safeguarding Refresher – 4th November, 2020

GDPR – September, 2020

Child Protection and Safeguarding at St. Peter’s, Anti-Bullying, Whistleblowing, KCSIE, Managing Behaviour – September, 2021

Whole school: Statutory refresher training on Child Protection and Safeguarding: 05-10-21 – carried out by the Local Authority

Fire Awareness Training – October, 2021

Cyber Security Training for School Staff – March, 2022

Child Protection and Safeguarding at St. Peter’s, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Anti-Bullying, Behaviour, Safe Use of Social Media and Mobile Phone policies – September, 2022

Fire Safety Awareness – April, 2023

Child Protection and Safeguarding at St. Peter’s, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Anti-Bullying, Behaviour, Safe Use of Social Media, Health and Safety and E-Safety policies – September, 2023

PREVENT Training – November, 2023

Positive Handling and Physical Intervention – January, 2024


Designated Safeguarding Lead (Katherine Ryan) training:

DSL – Roles and responsibilities training – 18th Oct 2019

EHA training – 12th Nov 2019

Thresholds training – Jan 2020

TSCP Working Together to Safeguard Children – Foundation – July 2020

DSL Refresher Training – June 2021

Safer Recruitment Training – July 2021

Complex Safeguarding Training – July 2021

Practitioner Safeguarding Communication Forum – September, 2021

Peer on Peer Abuse – October 2021

E-Learning: Harmful Sexual Behaviour Prevention Toolkit – October 2021

Neglect Strategy Training – November 2021

Child Protection Network – March 2022

Safeguarding Communication Practitioner Forum – April 2022

Launch of Tameside Neglect Action Plan – June 2022

E-Safety – January 2023

Child Exploitation – March 2023

Refresher Training in Child Protection – May, 2023

EHASH (Early Help and Safeguarding Hub) Launch – June, 2023

Digital Safeguarding – June, 2023

Digital Safeguarding Update – September, 2023

Deputy DSL (Sinead Barber) training:

Staff who are new to the DSL role – November, 2021

Working Together to Safeguard Children: Foundation Course Part 1 – January, 2022

Working Together to Safeguard Children: Foundation Course Part 2 – March, 2022

Deputy DSL and EHA Lead (Rachel Russell) training:

Multi-Agency Child Protection Foundation Course – May, 2023

Good Attendance Practice – October, 2023

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, May 2021, November 2023

Site Manager (Mrs Michelle Taylor)

Safeguarding Children: Level 1 – March 2023

Health and Safety in the Workplace – April 2023

Lone Working – January 2024

PPE – January 2024


Health & Safety Lead (Kaye Murray)



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

Please also click the above link if you are worried about a child.

For a link to the government document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ please click here: Keeping children safe in education – GOV.UK (


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

  • In Autumn, 2021, Year 6 took part in training by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service about staying safe during Halloween and Bonfire Night.


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 and Health Education (RSHE), 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.


Katherine Ryan – January, 2023