What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children's and learner's health or development
- ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
At Elton Primary School, we are committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for children and young people, identifying where there are child welfare concerns and taking action to address them, in partnership with families and other agencies.
Our headteacher, Kevin Manning meets with the senior leadership team twice per term to discuss issues with safeguarding.
We educate our pupils to be safe and this is done through school assemblies, SEAL, inviting in external agencies such as NSPCC/ Childline to do workshops as well as providing children with safety literature.
We work inline with the policies of Cheshire West Local Safeguarding board and further detail can be found by clicking on the following link: http://cheshirewestlscb.org.uk/ or you can view our school safeguarding policy at the bottom of this page or on the policies section of the website.
How to report a concern?
If you have a concern regarding a child at Elton Primary School, in the first instance please report your concern to Mr Kevin Manning, Headteacher (designated Safeguarding lead) or Mrs Samantha Higginson, Deputy Safeguarding Officer.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, you should contact the police on 999 or the Childrens Contact and Referral Team for Cheshire West on 01606 275099.
NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe.
As part of our ongoing work with NSPCC, school will be delivering assemblies on and around Speak out. Stay safe in summer 2021, using NSPCC materials.
NSPCC Sexual Abuse in schools
A new helpline was launched on 1.4.21 to support adults and children who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools. The helpline will provide appropriate support and advice. The service is provided by the NSPCC. The helpline also provides support for parents and professionals too
Please contact the helpline on 0800 136 663 Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of charitable organisations children or parents can speak with in confidence who can offer advice and support and they are listed below.
NSPCC - http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ or Tel: 0808 800 5000
Childline - http://www.childline.org.uk/ or Tel: 0800 1111