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Christ Church CE Primary School

'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16


Safeguarding & Prevent

Christ Church CE Primary School takes our Safeguarding and Prevent responsibilities

very seriously.


‘We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding all children at Christ Church and

expect everyone to share this commitment.’


In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’ s safety or wellbeing.


This means that we continue to ensure that everyone working in the school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with our children. All our staff have completed the appropriate safeguarding training and every member of staff is Prevent trained. We also have a specifically trained team as the nominated Safeguarding and Prevent Leads within our school.


Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead: Mr K. James


Safeguarding Team: Mrs R. Clarke (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs. C. Bagnall (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead),

Mr A. Rogers & Mrs E. O'Dea

Safeguarding and Prevent Governor: Ms E. Kimsey

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please speak to any of the above members of staff.


Since 2015, schools have had a legal responsibility to promote children's welfare by taking steps to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.

Schools have been tasked to build young people's resilience and promote British Values to prevent radicalisation. They also need to provide a safe place in which children can have age appropriate discussions of some potentially controversial topics and be given the knowledge and confidence to challenge extremist beliefs.


In our school, we do this in the following ways:

  • ​Ensure staff and Governors have received appropriate training.

  • Have a Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy as well as Link Governor.

  • Risk assess visitors, visits and speakers in school.

  • Promote our Christian Values: Hope, Honesty, Friendship, Forgiveness and Perseverance.

  • Promote British Values: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Tolerance and Mutual Respect.

  • Teach PSHE curriculum (Personal, Social, Health Education).

  • Teach SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education)

  • Teach about other faiths in RE

  • Arranging visits and visitors in/out of school.


Where appropriate, we would always hope to share any concerns we may have about a child with their parents. We also encourage parents to liaise closely with school about their child or any other child that they are concerned about. Part of our legal duty to safeguard children, may also include us needing to consult with and take advice from other agencies such as the Police, or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.


Safeguarding – visitors to the school site must:

  •  Report to the main office immediately on arrival.

  • Sign in; recording who they are visiting and time of arrival.

  • Wear their visitors badge AT ALL TIMES.

  • Only use the visitors adults toilets.

  • Switched off mobile phones whilst on the school premises.

  • Sign out on departure and hand back their badge to the office.


The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.

All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.


If you are concerned about the safety of any pupil, please contact Mr K James (Headteacher and designated Safeguarding and Prevent lead).

If you have serious safeguarding concerns over a child during the holidays, please email Any concerns during term time, please make sure you inform our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr James) or our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Clarke).

Early Help

Early Help means using the community of support around your family to make sure small problems don't become big problems. It's a way for families, children and young people of any age to get help as early as possible.

Early Help involves talking with you and your family to understand what your needs are and find the people who can give you the best help.

It is not a single service, tool or assessment, it is a safety net of services and organisations in your community who work together to get you the right support at the right time from the right people.


How can I get Early Help?

If you feel like you or your family need support, you can ask someone you trust about getting Early Help. This could be a teacher or safeguarding officer at school, a healthcare professional, a community or voluntary organisation, or any professional who helps children and young people in North Somerset. 

One of these people may approach you to ask if you would like to talk about Early Help if they are concerned about you or your child. 

It is your choice whether to have Early Help support, and it can come from any of the services in your community which support you with things like: 

  • parenting 
  • family relationships 
  • childcare 
  • mental and physical health 
  • special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support 
  • housing 
  • money 
  • employment 
  • social care 
  • education

Early Help quick link

Safeguarding resources for parents: