Smithdown Child Protection Statement


‘Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.’

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (DFE 2016)


Smithdown Primary School  – Safeguarding

Safeguarding runs through everything we do

We all know how important it is to keep ourselves and others safe.

Here are a few reminders about how we help you to learn how to stay safe.

Remember – if something is worrying you, speak out and tell somebody.  You can talk always talk about your worries to any of the trusted adults in school.

Look at  some of the things we do to help you understand how to keep you safe.

  • Assemblies
  • Road Safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • Circle Time
  • Water Safety
  • E-Safety
  • School Council
  • Buddy Bench
  • anti bullying week
  • School Council
  • British Values
  • P.A.N.T.S
  • Radicalisation
  • School Nurse

Can you think of any that we may have missed?

If you are ever worried or have any questions you can always tell a trusted adult in school.

If you would like to find out more information about people who can help you, you can explore the links below.                                            0800 1111