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Keeping Children Safe

The health, safety and well-being of our children is of paramount importance. Broad Chalke Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn regardless of age, gender, race, culture, sexual identity or disability. We will ensure that all suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).


                                                          Heather Luft DSL                            Emily Patterson DDSL                   Katie Moriarty DDSL

Peter Hornsby
Safeguarding Governor
(including online safety & attendance)

What is Safeguarding?

  • Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • Preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • Ensuring children grow up with provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people
  • ‘The welfare of the child is paramount’ (The Children Act, 1989)

Across every year group we teach the children how to keep themselves safe and ensure safeguarding is woven through our curriculum provision.

Our PSHE scheme, Jigsaw, addresses key safeguarding themes in an age-appropriate way e.g. sexual harassment, child-on-child abuse and  domestic violence. At Broad Chalke we also carefully consider each cohort and adapt planning to suit the needs of our pupils. For details of how safeguarding is covered through the scheme, please click on the PDFS at the bottom of the page. 

At Broad Chalke we raise pupil awareness about sharing worries or anxieties through child-friendly safeguarding posters. These are displayed in classrooms and throughout the school. We also have a WORRY BOX in the central area where children can write notes for the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

On-line safety advice for parents

(for further safeguarding advice click on our school weekly newsletters)

Safeguarding Information for Parents/Carers (circulated with weekly newsletters)

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