Safeguarding and the welfare of children is the responsibility of all school staff.  At  Holne Chase Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that:


  • all our children are safe and feel safe

  • that children, parents/carers and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to

  • that all staff and volunteers are aware of and how to implement safeguarding procedures and guidance, including what to do if they suspect a child  may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm. 

  • there are appropriate systems in place for seeking and taking into account the child's wishes and feelings when making decisions, taking action and deciding what services to provide to protect individual children.


In line with the Education Act 2002, we will ensure that arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people by:


  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop, where they feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to

  • Providing children and young people with opportunities to discuss issues and report problems affecting their safety and welfare.

  • Safeguarding their welfare, particularly those children and young people who are most disadvantaged

  • Including opportunities in the curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse

  • Ensuring safe recruitment practices

  • Ensuring robust procedures for recognition and referral where there are welfare or child protection concerns

  • Raising awareness amongst staff of child protection issues and ensuring staff are equipped to deal with concerns and keep children safe

  • Monitoring and supporting children who are in care or subject to child protection plans and contributing to the implementation of their plan

  • Promoting partnership, working with parents and professionals


Holne Chase Primary School recognises that a number of other school policies and procedures form part of the wider safeguarding and child welfare agenda and therefore this Child Protection Policy should be read in conjunction with the policies listed below:


  • Behaviour (and Anti-bullying) policy

  • E-safety policy

  • Health and safety policy

  • Procedures for assessing risk e.g. school trips

  • Safer recruitment policies and practice


The link above will take you to our full policy which incorporates:


  • Keeping Children Safe in Education

  • Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People


We ensure that our Safeguarding Team are up-to-date with all relevant current legislation and training and that all remaining staff and volunteers are fully informed of our safeguarding policy and procedures.




Madeline Dunckley, Head Teacher

Senior Safeguarding Lead

Stephanie Boyers, Assistant Head & SENCO

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Annette Priest, Family Support Worker

Deputy Safeguading Lead

Graham Sherman

Designated Governor for Safeguarding

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