We believe at NCEA Warkworth C of E Primary School that all pupils have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and that pupils will be unable to learn unless they feel secure.

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils and we endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are all alert to the signs of neglect and abuse and follow strict procedures to ensure all children receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures detailed in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with Northumberland County Council guidelines.

We believe it is important for everyone to have the attitude of ‘it could happen here’ so that we are always vigilant and know how to respond ensuring we put the welfare of the child as paramount to any decisions we make.

School Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs L. Ritson (Headteacher)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs P. Coils (SENDco)

Nominated Governor: Mr Dave Morrison and Professor Hobrough (Chair of Governors)

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child please contact any member of staff.

Alternatively you can email safeguarding@ncea.org.uk (term time 0830-1630) or contact www.childline.org.uk telephone 0800 11 11.

Children’s Services (One Call) can be contacted 24hours a day on 01670 536400.

If you have a concern about a member of staff or an adult who works with children please contact the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Adam Hall on 01670 623979.

In an emergency, do not hesitate, call the Police on 999.

For more information regarding our Safeguarding policies, please visit the Safeguarding pages at www.ncea.org.uk.