Safeguarding Team

The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Paul Cox
Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Vanessa Allcorn
Key Stage 1 Teacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Kirsty Ngyuen
Key Stage 2 Teacher and Deputy Salfeguarding ead

Contact Numbers

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.

Safeguarding means:

  • 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 2023 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.

In School

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

Online Safety

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.

CEOP Button

At Dallington we believe that education is a partnership. We work closely with our families to protect and educate our children. Technology is one of the biggest threats to our children. Working together we can make sure the internet and social media remain safe, enjoyable pastimes/tools. To support this, we have a parental area on the National College. The National College offer training and support for teachers and education staff. Their parental information is up to date, easy to follow and always accessible. If you are interested in accessing this support please contact the school office.

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.

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Useful Links

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Useful Phone Numbers and Websites for Pupils and Parents

Name About Phone Website
Childline 24 hour helpline for under 18s 0800 11 11
NSPCC 24 hour child protection helpline 0800 800 5000
The Proud Trust LGBT and youth support 0161 660 3347
Crime Victims Victim support 0845 303 0900
Crimestoppers Crime prevention 0800 555 111
National Missing Persons Parents helpline 0500 700 700
Runaway Helpline Parents helpline 0800 800 70 70
Samaritans 24 hour suicide prevention line 08457 90 90 90
Stop Smoking Quitting helpline 9am-9pm 0800 00 22 00
Kidscape Keeping safe, bullying & how to cope 020 7730 3300
Youth Access Discuss problems confidentially 020 8772 9900
CALM Helpline for boys aged 15+ 0800 58 58 58
Anxiety UK Anxiety helpline 08444 775 774
St. Joseph's Family Centre Family support services in Warrington 01925 635 448
MIND Mental health issues helpline 0300 123 3393
Child Bereavement UK Child bereavement helpline 0800 028 8840
RELATE Relationships help 0300 100 1234
Bereavement UK Bereavement help 0800 634 9494
Young Minds Emotional help 0800 802 5544
Beat Youth Line Eating disorder helpline 0808 801 0711
Papyrus Young suicide prevention 0800 088 4141
OCD UK Obsessive compulsive disorder help 0845 120 3778
Mental Health Foundation Mental health issues helpline 020 7803 1100
No Panic Help with anxiety disorders 0844 967 4848
Health Magazine Fitness and nutrition information
Kooth Online support for young people
Safeguarding Resource Hub Resources for vunerable pupils
Cruse Bereavement Care Support for bereaved children 0808 808 1766
Grief Encounter Support for bereaved children 0808 802 0111
anti-bullyingalliance The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.
Safer Internet Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online 0344 800 2382