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Keeping Children Safe

Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 




No one wants to hear about children being abused, neglected or unsafe and that sometimes makes it difficult to respond to...


Remember these three important messages:

1. All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.


2. Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility.


3. We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear.



All staff at Chiseldon Primary School undertake training in child protection and safeguarding on a regular basis.  The schools senior leadership team are trained to the highest level of safeguarding, currently level 3.  Any concerns about a child will be passed on to a designated Safeguarding Lead within the School.  They will decide whether to speak to Children's Social Care or the Police, who will decide whether they need to investigate further.

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies

If your concern is about a member of staff, an adult volunteer or visitor please report this to the Head teacher. 

Our Designated Safeguarding lead is Mr N Hatcliffe (Deputy Head Teacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr S Allen (Head Teacher)


The Nominated Governor for Child Protection is Miss R Cockwell. 



Safeguarding refers to the whole umbrella of processes we use to protect all children and to provide safe and effective care. This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to a child. It can be difficult to accept or understand, but all children can be at risk of harm or abuse. Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means that professionals have a duty to:

  • protect children from maltreatment
  • prevent the impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes


Types of Abuse

Physical abuse 

Emotional Abuse  


Sexual Abuse 


Peer on Peer Abuse

Children can abuse other children. This is generally referred to as peer on peer abuse and can take many forms. This can include (but is not limited to) bullying (including cyberbullying); sexual violence and sexual harassment; physical abuse; sexting and initiating/hazing type violence and rituals.


Keeping Your Child Safe Online - E-Safety 

The Internet is a wonderful place, full of new ideas and experiences, but we all know that it has its own unique set of dangers, especially to children.

At Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School, children are always under supervision when they are using the internet, our staff have had e-safety training and our network has a number of e-safety measures permanently in place - this may not be the case at home! 



All school staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. All staff receive training and regular safeguarding updates. The Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Leads have additional training so that they can carry out their responsibilities effectively. The Safeguarding Leads give advice to staff and also liaise closely with other services such as children's social care.



Consent for Kids

This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy.

Contacting the Safeguarding Lead

If you wish to contact our safeguarding team by email, please complete the form below. This will be emailed directly to the team and nobody else will read your concern. We cannot guarantee to read your message outside normal school working hours. If your concern is urgent, you should contact Swindon Children's Social Care.