All those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

(Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015)


The safety and well-being of the children in our care is always the driving force behind our decision making. Safeguarding at St Sidwell’s CE Primary School and Nursery is considered everyone's responsibility.  As such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We recognise the contribution we can make to ensure that all children within our school feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by working in partnership with other agencies in accordance with 'Working Together to Safeguard Children - 2015' and seeking to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities that will help to equip our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours.


All staff have specific Level 2 Safeguarding training which is updated annually and are proficient in all aspects of Child Protection.  We are committed to ensuring that we protect and support each and every one of our children.


If you have any concerns about a child please talk to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads or you can phone the Multi Agency Referral Unit on 0345 155 1071


Never keep a concern about a child’s safety to yourself.


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