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Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Vision

At Newton road School we protect the welfare and safety of all members of our community.  We respect and value each person as unique and safeguard their right be themselves.  We work together to create a healthy, active, caring and safe environment to protect the physical, emotional, social and mental welfare of all of our school community.

Our Code for Safety

  • Respect is shown views and values of others and their right to feel safe
  • Every Adult will safeguard the children
  • Special care is taken not to hurt others with our words or actions
  • People listen to children and factually record their concerns
  • Everyone cares and will maintain the safety of our environment
  • Calmness is encouraged but swift action taken if a child’s welfare is threatened
  • Together we teach the children how to stay safe, happy and healthy

Our Commitment

All people who work with our children and on behalf of Newton Road School will comply with safeguarding procedures in relation to recruitment, risk assessments, off  and on site procedures, environmental safety, e-safety and as part of their everyday practice with children.  It is the responsibility of all staff to know safeguarding procedures, apply the principles in practice, attend training and report any concerns.

All staff will undergo an enhanced DBS check and it there responsibility to notify the governors if there has been any change in their personal circumstance that make pose a threat to children. 

Our designated safeguarding leads is:

Kerry Mills – Principal

The following staff are also trained designated safeguarding leads:


Lynn Butler – Pastoral and Inclusion lead
Suzanne Robinson – Pastoral Support Officer

The Early Help Support Service

The Early Help Support Service is for those working with children and families. We provide information, advice or guidance around:

  • Early Help Assessment
  • support to create a team around the family meeting (including finding out what other agencies may be involved with the child or family you are supporting)
  • access to services, interventions and training.

Telephone: 0300 126 1000

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If we advise that early help is needed, you can use the Early Help Assessment process.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection.

Telephone: 0300 126 1000

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Safeguarding Files