Safeguarding is our main priority



Protective Behaviours 

A huge part of our Personal, Social, Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education is focussed around self-awareness and protective behaviours. 

At the beginning of every year, the children identify the five people whom they can approach if they feel unsafe. 

We teach them the anatomically correct vocabulary to describe their bodies (to safeguard them against anyone disguising abuse through using alternative terminology), appropriate to their age and stage; we focus on 'if it doesn't feel right, it isn't right' and 'no grown up should ever ask you  to keep a secret'. 


We also tackle bullying up front. The children learn about what bullying is (Several Times On Purpose - STOP) and the root cause behind bullying behaviour. Bullying is not tolerated and dealt with swiftly - by unpicking the reason why the child bullying is doing it. We then work with both children to rebuild their relationship and their own self-esteem. 

Online Safety and Social Media


Online Safety 

A significant part of our Computing curriculum is online safety. 

We aim to teach the children online resilience and empower them to seek help if things go wrong online. 

We share key messages with parents through our Weekly Update, our website and through annual training provided by Simon Aston from the Local Authority. 

Social Media 

Each year, we seek parental permissions for a whole host of things to keep your children safe and well. 

One of these is whether we can use digital images of your children on our social media. 

We ask that parents respect the wishes of their peers when taking photographs or filming their own children. Please keep these for your own memories - but do not share them on your own social media if they include other children. 

We would also advise that you avoid publishing photos with the school logo (for example on uniform) or recognisable landmarks near your home.  



Members of Staff 

All applicants must supply two referees: including present or most recent employer. This person will be emailed and telephoned

References will be sought before interview, as part of the selection process. 

Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS checks. 

Successful applicants must provide evidence of their right to live and work in the UK. 

All applicants will have to declare any personal convictions. 


All volunteers undergo a DBS check before working in school and have a safeguarding briefing; including receiving a Safeguarding leaflet (see below). 

Pattishall CE Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Guides on Local Safeguarding Issues: PLEASE READ

Fabricated-Induced-Illness (pdf)


Gangs-County-Lines (pdf)


Mental-Health-and-the-Internet (pdf)


Obesity (pdf)


Professionals-Guide-to-Social-Media (pdf)


Sexting (pdf)


Concerned about a child?

Mrs Emma McLean


Designated Safeguard Lead

Anything that makes you feel uncomfortable is worth sharing

The welfare and safety of children is paramount. If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or safety please tell someone.

If a child is in immediate danger, left alone or missing, you should contact the police directly and/or an ambulance using 999.

Mrs Steph Bruce


Designated Safeguard Lead

Mrs Hannah Bowden


Designated Safeguard Lead

Other Contacts:

Children’s Services – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

0300 126 1000



0808 800 5000



0800 1111


Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

0870 000 3344


24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

0808 2000 247

Mrs Jo Green


Designated Safeguard Lead

Child Protection and Safeguarding Documents

Keeping children safe in education 2019 (pdf)


Online Safety Policy 2018 (pdf)


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (pdf)


Site Information for Visitors (pdf)