"Pupils said that the staff are kind and encouraging. This helps pupils to feel safe... Pupils appreciate the extra support that they can receive when they are going through difficulties or feeling upset. Pupils explained to inspectors that, adults always put children before themselves." - Ofsted, March 2022
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, Mrs McDavid. They are supported wider by Mrs Norman, Mrs Buckley, Miss Hackney and 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.
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead & Desginated Teacher for Looked After Children
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, 2021)
Please find below some useful links for Safeguarding:
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.
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 email@example.com
- 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.
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|
|Red Cross||0844 871 1111|
|Alzheimer's Society||0300 222 1122|
|The Silver Line||0800 4 70 80 90|
|British Heart Foundation||www.bhf.org.uk|
At Chapelford Village Primary, we appreciate the importance of the internet as a learning tool for children today. It provides them with the opportunities to access a wide range of educational tools, communicate with friends and investigate the world around them. However, there is also content available that is not suitable for children. We hope that the information provided on this page will help to keep your children safe and ensure they use technology, including mobile phones responsibility.
Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers. These dangers include:
- viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
- giving out personal information
- arranging to meet an online 'friend'
- becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
- spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
- copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.
Online Safety at Home
As he number of devices within homes become increasingly accessible we have pulled together a list of resources that you can use with them to explore online safety in a fun, engaging and educational way.
As a school we are working towards the SWGfL Online 360 Safe Quality Mark. See our current certificates below:
The Internet Rules
Click click! Click click!
Click click! Click click!
Clap your hands. Clap your hands.
Clap your hands. Clap your hands.
Click click! be happy, click click! be safe.
Click click! be clever with a smiley smiley smiley face.
Click click! don’t ever, click click! ever be
click click! too worried, you must always tell your family.
We know the internet rules,
Learned them all at home and at school.
We know how to be safe and sound,
So clap your hands and turn around x 2
Advice for Parents - Online Use
Points to note:
Age restrictions are not followed, with many young people lying about their age to enable access to the sites. Many sites are peer led and due to this more and more young people are signing onto the sites without reading the policies and agreements that are attached to them. They want it now so that they can have instant access 24/7 to their friends – many opening accounts without parental knowledge. All accessed via phones, tablets, computers, laptops, and all online gaming consoles. Obvious Issues / concerns that are attached with these sites are Bullying, self harming, suicide, sexting, grooming, trolling, the list goes on.
We receive calls on a daily basis from the schools and families all seeking advice on how to deal with incidents that are being brought into schools due to the young people being on the sites late at night and in some cases 24/7 .
If you have not already done so, we suggest that you visit
National Online Safety
For up to date information and factsheets about the most popular social media channels, games and other really helpful information about keeping children safe online please visit the website via the link below:
You can also download an app straight to your own device to access the information even quicker.
Internet Safe Filtering and Monitoring
Filtering: The school has a system, provided by the central Omega Multi Academy Trust ICT Team. This will block all traffic that comes through the school's network, including the school's wireless router, that is classified as inappropriate, according to an international classification system. This includes classifications in multiple languages and images, covering a range of material, including extremism.
The school also uses an additional filtering system called Sophos.
The school will monitor internet access by: receiving reports on the most blocked websites from the school network and sharing this with the central ICT team to assess the greatest risks and concerns.
- Training children to report and respond to all reports of inappropriate content, informing the central ICT team as necessary.
- random reviewing of internet browsing histories.
Warrington Voluntary Action - Food Support Map
Contact a Family
Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (free service, open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)
Provides help and advice to families caring for a disabled child or a child with specific health conditions.
Helpline: 08451 228699
A telephone helpline to support parents who have babies and young children who cry excessively and have sleep problems.
Disabled Parents Network
Helpline: 0870 241 0450 (open 12 - 2pm)
A membership organisation of and for disabled parents. Operates a peer support/contact register that is open to all disabled parents.
Helpline: 0845 634 1328
The Fatherhood Institute is a national support organisation for all dads. Some of it's projects focus on helping fathers to support their childrn's learning.
Help To Heal
Helpline: 0845 120 3788
This is a national helpline that provides telephone help and advice for people suffering from family- realted problems. Based in Altrincham, they offer face-toface family support services to the local area.
National Dometic Violence Helpline
England: 0808 2000 247
Northern Ireland: 0289 033 1818
Wales: 0808 801 0800
Freephone 24 hour National Dometic Violence
Helpline run in partnership between Woman's Aid and Refuge. This service is available for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Textphone for people who are deaf and hard of hearing: 0800 056 0566
The NSPCC Hepline is a free 24hr service which provides conselling, information and advice to parents who need support and anyone who has concerns about a child.
NSPCC Cymru/Wales Child Protection Helpline
Phone: 0808 100 2524 (free, bilingual Welsh/English service, open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)
Textphone for people who are deaf or hard of hearing: 0808 100 1033
NSPCC Asian Child Protection Helpline
Open 11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday
Bengali-speaking advisor: 0800 096 7714
Gujarati-speaking advisor: 0800 096 7715
Hindi-speaking advisor: 0800 096 7716
Punjabi-speaking advisor: 0800 096 7717
Urdu-speakin advisor: 0800 096 7718
English-spaking Asian advisor: 0800 096 7719
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
A national charity offering help and information for parents, carers and families via a range of services including a free 24 hour confidential helpline, workshops, course, information leaflets, email and website.
Helpline: 0808 808 2003
The Prisoners' Families Helpline is a free and confidential service for anyone who is affected by the imprisonment of a close family member of friend.
Helpline: 0845 456 1310
Provides relationship support for individuals, couples and families. Offers councelling.
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or dispair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Solvent Abuse - Urban 75
Helpline: 0808 800 2345
Solvent abuse involves inhaling the fumes from domestic and industrial products creating a strong intoxication.
Talk to Frank
Helpline: 0800 77 66 00
Ring FRANK anytime and speak to a friendly advisor who's professionally trained to give you staight up, unbiased information about drugs.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and chldren. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.
Helpline: 0800 013 0313
A national charity offering a helpline and website advice for parents on carers on all their rights to work including maternity and patenity leave, flexible working, parental leave and in work benefits.
Helpline: 0208 896 3675
The helpline for all young people 11-19 years old. Young Person's helpline, run by young people, for young people.