Newbottle and Charlton CEVA Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below and in the policies section on our website.
The school adopts an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. All staff encourage children and parents to feel free to talk about any concerns and to see school as a safe place when there are difficulties. Children’s fears and concerns will be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Useful link for parents with concerns:
Useful link for children:
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mr Peter Smith
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Miss Melanie Hirst
Nominated Safeguarding Governor:
Lady Deborah Hayter