The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Head teacher and designated safeguarding lead
Key stage 1 teacher and deputy safeguarding lead
Teaching assistant and deputy safeguarding lead.
In an emergency call 999.
Otherwise contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team:
- If you are a member of the public, please telephone: 01323 464222
- If you are a professional please use the Children’s Portal to report your concerns to SPOA. If a child is at risk of immediate harm, or has sustained an injury, please call SPOA directly on 01323 464222 before completing your referral.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children's health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
You can find out more in our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Staff Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection
All staff must read and sign Part 1 of Keeping children Safe in Education 2022 and all staff receive a minimum or one safeguarding and child protection training session annually.
Additionally there is a rolling programme of professional development for child facing staff to address safeguarding themes throughout the academic year.
If you ever have any concerns whilst in school one of the safeguarding team is always available to speak to you.
Paul Cox, Head teacher and designated safeguarding lead can be contacted on 01435 830335 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Dallington CE Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e- safety policy. Online safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
The Click CEOP Button
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces.
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.
Reporting to CEOP
CEOP operates a 24/7 service for the receipt of reports.
Reports can be made to CEOP by a young person or on their behalf by a parent/carer or professional working with these groups. Children under 11 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this either to CEOP or local police.
All reports to CEOP are treated as reports of crime and as such anonymous reports cannot be accepted.
Useful Phone Numbers and Websites for Pupils and Parents
|Childline||24 hour helpline for under 18s||0800 11 11||www.childline.org.uk|
|NSPCC||24 hour child protection helpline||0800 800 5000||www.nspcc.org.uk|
|The Proud Trust||LGBT and youth support||0161 660 3347||www.theproudtrust.org|
|Crime Victims||Victim support||0845 303 0900||www.victimsupport.org.uk|
|Crimestoppers||Crime prevention||0800 555 111||www.crimestoppers-uk.org|
|National Missing Persons||Parents helpline||0500 700 700||www.missingpersons.police.uk|
|Runaway Helpline||Parents helpline||0800 800 70 70||www.runawayhelpline.org.uk|
|Samaritans||24 hour suicide prevention line||08457 90 90 90||www.samaritans.org|
|Stop Smoking||Quitting helpline 9am-9pm||0800 00 22 00||www.quit.org.uk|
|Kidscape||Keeping safe, bullying & how to cope||020 7730 3300||www.kidscape.org.uk|
|Youth Access||Discuss problems confidentially||020 8772 9900||www.youthaccess.org.uk|
|CALM||Helpline for boys aged 15+||0800 58 58 58||www.thecalmzone.net|
|Anxiety UK||Anxiety helpline||08444 775 774||www.anxietyuk.org.uk|
|St. Joseph's Family Centre||Family support services in Warrington||01925 635 448||www.saintjosephsfamilycentre.co.uk|
|MIND||Mental health issues helpline||0300 123 3393||www.mind.org.uk|
|Child Bereavement UK||Child bereavement helpline||0800 028 8840||childbereavementuk.org|
|RELATE||Relationships help||0300 100 1234||www.relate.org.uk|
|Bereavement UK||Bereavement help||0800 634 9494||www.bereavement.co.uk|
|Young Minds||Emotional help||0800 802 5544||www.youngminds.org.uk|
|Beat Youth Line||Eating disorder helpline||0808 801 0711||www.b-eat.co.uk|
|Papyrus||Young suicide prevention||0800 088 4141||www.papyrus-uk.org|
|OCD UK||Obsessive compulsive disorder help||0845 120 3778||www.ocduk.org|
|Mental Health Foundation||Mental health issues helpline||020 7803 1100||www.mentalhealth.org|
|No Panic||Help with anxiety disorders||0844 967 4848||www.nopanic.org.uk|
|Health Magazine||Fitness and nutrition information||www.health.com|
|Kooth||Online support for young people||www.kooth.com|
|Safeguarding Resource Hub||Resources for vunerable pupils||www.safeguardingresourcehub.co.uk|
|Cruse Bereavement Care||Support for bereaved children||0808 808 1766||www.cruse.org.uk|
|Grief Encounter||Support for bereaved children||0808 802 0111||www.griefencounter.org.uk|
|anti-bullyingalliance||The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.||anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk|
|Safer Internet||Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online||0344 800 2382||www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers|