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Prestbury CE Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. ‘The welfare of children is paramount’ (The Children Act 1989).

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for Independent schools) places a statutory responsibility on the governing board to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils at the school.

We follow the Keeping children safe in education a statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfE.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found in the ‘Policy’ sections of this website, including a child friendly version of the policy.

Key Safeguarding Contacts in School
David Capener

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Staff Governor

Samantha Townes

Deputy Safeguarding Lead, LKS2 Lead, RE Subject Lead, Staff Governor

The safety and wellbeing 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 which you can find under our ‘policies’ tab.

The Governing Board keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact CHECs
0300 123 5012 (option 3)

If you need to contact someone out of hours and you believe it to be an emergency that can’t wait, please call our Emergency Duty Team on 0300 123 5022.

Operation Encompass

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.

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.

Paul Whiteman, General Secretary of the NAHT

“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.”

Bradley Simmons, South West Regional Director, OFSTED

“… actually Operation Encompass is doing exactly the right thing”

Organisations available for Help and Support

01606 288931

The Cheshire East Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (CESCP) is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them.

The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. We’re here if you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance.

Whatever your worry – call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, email us, or submit our online form – we can help. We also have advice about spotting the signs of abuse. You can call Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends, or email us at any time. It’s free and you don’t have to say who you are.

The DfE have commissioned the NSPCC to operate a helpline for children and young people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance. More information can be found here.

Phone: 0800 136 663 or Email:

Prestbury CE 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.