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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. 

"Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect." (HM Government 2015).


Our school is taking part in the project jointly run between schools and Wiltshire Police: ENCOMPASS is the reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has been affected by a domestic incident.


This will enable school staff to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.  

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.