Neston Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school.
- We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.
Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the school.
Rob Golding - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Annabel Elliott - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jane Furlong - Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead
Governor for Safeguarding - Amanda Powell (Chair of Governors)
There is a copy of our 'Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy' and our 'Safeguarding Policy' at the foot of this page
A new helpline was launched on 1.4.21 to support adults and chldren 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
If you are worried about a child - Take action!
Contact at Cheshire West and Chester Council - Integrated Access and Referral Team Click here to report a concern about a child - Tel: 0300 123 7047
If you are worried about Domestic Abuse please use this link - Cheshire West & Chester Council's Advice and Contact numbers
There is a useful leaflet attached to the bottom of this page too
The safety and well-being of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Safeguarding Policy
- Equalities Policy
- First Aid and Medicines Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Safer Recruiting
- Site Security
For members of staff, support is available from the Education Support Partnership or the NSPCC
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening or day.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
“For schools to be able to effectively play their part in supporting children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence early information is essential. This simple but invaluable sharing of information will help schools prepare for the needs and potential behaviours of a child immediately following an incident. Schools already work closely with police and social services but early notification can only strengthen that relationship improving the overall support to the child.”
Paul Whiteman, General Secretary of the NAHT