At Chapelford we have a very strong team who are responsible for the leadership of safeguarding. The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Hewson, Mrs Tottie, Mrs Whitty, Mrs Stewart, Miss Hackney, Mrs Buckley and Mrs McDavid & Mrs Ogden.

If you feel that any child is at risk, please contact them.

We also have a designated governor, Mrs Worrall, who is responsible for the monitoring of all safeguarding procedures each half term.

Our Strategic Safeguarding Lead is Mrs J Malone, who is reasonable for the monitoring off all safeguarding across the Multi Academy Trust.


Mrs Hewson

Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Tottie

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Whitty

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Stewart

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs McDavid

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Norman

Mrs Buckley

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Hackney

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Ogden

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

In line with our Mission Statement, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children - ensuring that all pupils, staff and visitors are safe at all times. Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from hard – is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

At Chapelford Village Primary School we aim to provide the best possible learning opportunities by having a friendly, healthy and safe environment that caters for and respects all our children’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.  In safeguarding children we are committed to ensuring that:

  • The child’s needs are paramount;
  • All professionals who come into contact with children and families are alert to their needs and any risks of harm (actual or potential) posed to the children;
  • All professionals share appropriate information in a timely way and can discuss concerns about an individual child with colleagues and local authority children’s social care;
  • High quality professionals are able to use their expert judgement to put the child’s needs at the heart of the safeguarding system so that the right solution can be found for each individual child;
  • All professionals contribute to whatever actions are needed to safeguard and promote a child’s welfare and take part in regularly reviewing the outcomes for the child against specific plans and outcomes;
  • All safeguarding/child protection policies and procedures follow the Warrington Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (WSCB) guidance and DfE guidance (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018; Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2018)


Safeguarding Documents

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Please find below some useful links for Safeguarding:

Keeping Children Safe In Education Government Publication


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Operation Encompass

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This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most.

You can find out more by visiting the 'Operation Encompass' website or by contacting one of our Key Adults.

Hate Crime Leaflet

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Internet Based Resources

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Within the context of our PSHE lessons, in addition to visits and visitors, the curriculum places the children's safety at the heart of everything we do. Our curriculum ensures that children know how to keep themselves safe and who they can talk to. Please find below further details.

NSPCC Netaware

Be share aware NSPCC

Stranger Danger

KidSMART Poster

Early Help Offer at Chapelford Village Primary School

Early Help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.

Listed below are some of the services the school can offer you:-

  • Mrs McDavid is available to talk to parents/carers to discuss any concerns you may have regarding behaviour, learning or any other support you require. You can book an appointments with her email
  • Support to complete forms and other paperwork such as high school admissions.
  • Meetings with class teachers are available to meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child’s behaviour or learning.
  • Referrals to outside agencies such as: the Family Outreach Team, parenting courses, our School Health Advisor, St Joseph’s Family Centre, Play/Art Therapy and local children’s centres.
  • Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which involves listening to you to find out what help you need and talking about what is working well in your life. Based on what you say and what help you would like, a plan is put together so that professionals can work together to make sure you get the right sort of help.
  • At Chapelford Village Primary School, our Safeguarding Team meet each half term to identify any children and families who would benefit from early help. It allows them to access services in the school and beyond to support identified vulnerable pupils.

In Warrington, we know that children, young people and their families have different types of needs and sometimes they may require extra support. One way this extra support can be provided is through an Early Help Assessment.

An Early Help Assessment can be completed by any professional, from any service, who is working with a child, young person or family.

The Early Help Support Team's role is to provide information, guidance and support to professionals who are working with children, young people and their families.

An Early Help Assessment benefits a child, young person or family because it:

  • helps to identify needs at an early stage;
  • is strengths- and evidence-based;
  • is personalised and;
  • is multi-agency in its approach.

An Early Help Review/Closure Plan complements the assessment by ensuring the correct level of support is provided for an individual/family at the right time. This allows for service provision to be regularly reviewed to ensure it continues to meet need and prevents needs escalating.

Domestic Violence Support

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Warrington Youth Centre

Citizens Advice Bureau

Golding Gates Housing Trust

Early Help Division Leaflet


Early Help Contacts

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service 01606 868700
Crimestoppers (you can call them anonymously) 0800 555 111
Cheshire East Council 0300 123 5500
Cheshire West and Chester Council 0300 123 8123
Halton Borough Council 0303 333 4300
Warrington Borough Council 01925 443322
Childline 0800 1111
Red Cross 0844 871 1111
Samaritans 116 123
Alzheimer's Society 0300 222 1122
The Silver Line 0800 4 70 80 90
NHS Choices
Stroke Association
British Heart Foundation
Trading Standards

Support for you and your Family

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Supporting Children

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Information relating to Coronavirus

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Support regarding dependency

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Online Tutors – Keeping Children Safe (LGfL)
Guidance for Parents & Carers

Every year, private tutors help children catch up with missed work or address areas they are struggling with, or with extra-curricular activities like music. Lockdown has led to major growth in this area, especially online, and this is expected to continue with further bubble and possible school closures.

Anyone can set up as a tutor and there are no registration procedures. They don't even require an Enhanced DBS check.

To help parents, LGfl has prepared a leaflet supporting parents to select the right tutor, establish clear rules and help the child understand what they should know too.

You can find out more and download the guidance leaflet here:

Looking after your mental health

If you are self-isolating or social distancing because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to look after your mental health.  Social distancing and self-isolation can be really hard to deal with. It’s normal to feel anxious, frustrated or bored, and if you’re worried about the effect it will have on your mental health, you are not alone.  In this section of our school website, you will find links and resources to support your family.

Coronavirus - Support Children

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Young Minds

Voices throughthe virus

Self Care - Take a deep breath

How to protect your mental health


Mindfulness is taking notice of how your body feels and what you see, smell and taste. Maybe you even feel emotions in your body, perhaps through a tightness somewhere, or a good sensation.  Mindfulness is also noticing what your mind is doing.

When you notice what is happening around you, you focus more deeply, and that attention to your own senses will help you improve in diverse areas of your life.

Improved focus can help you achieve at higher levels in sports, school or music. It will help you score higher on tests, too. We always do better when we’re able to pay attention to what we’re doing, right?

When you notice what is happening around you, it can help you to calm down when you’re sad, angry or frustrated. Mindfulness helps you deal with tough emotions, and mindfulness can make you happy and feel good.

Mindfulness Documents

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