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If you are concerned about anything in school, please inform us immediately.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is

Miss Geeson or Mrs Hopkins in her absence. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Pre-school is Mrs Morris or Mrs Hopkins/Miss Geeson in her absence.


If you are concerned about a child outside of school anyone can make a referral to:


0166 305 0005

(Including out of hours)

Or online

This can be done anonymously if you have any concerns, but reporting incidents could be vital for a child’s safety.

Waltham-on-the-Wolds CE Primary School and RISE fully recognise the contribution we can make to protect children and support pupils in school.  Our policies and practice reflect our commitment to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.  The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.


We recognise the following four elements as pivotal to our responsibilities:


  • Prevention (e.g. positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support for pupils, safer recruitment procedures);
  • Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns);
  • Support (to pupils and school staff and to children who may have been harmed or abused);
  • Working with parents (to ensure appropriate communications and actions are undertaken).


Named staff for Child Protection


Designated Safeguarding Lead: H Geeson (Head of School) 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s:  J Hopkins (Executive Headteacher), S Cahill (SENDCo/teacher), N Copeland (class teacher), S Morris (pre-school manager), C Allen (pre-school deputy manager)

Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads are also contactable at our Vale Cluster Schools

Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC): J Hopkins, Executive Headteacher

Designated Teacher for Children in Care:  H Geeson, Head of School

Nominated Safeguarding Governor: A Butler

Safeguarding and Performance Unit contacts: Simon Genders and Anne Prideaux


The Trust’s Central Team Safeguarding Leads

Trust Safeguarding Lead: Dave Ellison-Lee, Director of Education

Additionally trained DSL: Mark Cole, CEO


Central Office address for queries or concerns:

St Peter and St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Upper Church Street, Syston, Leicester LE7 1HR

Chair of Directors: Stephen Adshead


Contacts of leading agencies in Leicestershire


Head of Service - Safeguarding and Performance Service

Kelda Claire 0116 3059084 / 07507686100


LADO / Allegations:

Kim Taylor / Lovona Brown 0116 305 7597


Safeguarding Development Officers:

Simon Genders 0116 305 7750

Ann Prideaux 0116 305 7317      


First Response Children’s Duty (Tier 4 Same-day referrals)

Telephone          0116 3050005


Address First Response Children’s Duty

                       Room 100b

                       County Hall

                       Championship Way


                       LE3 8RF


 All other referrals including Early Help (Children & Family Wellbeing) Service


 Early Help queries and Consultation Line  0116 3058727


Preventing extremism in schools and children's service


    If you think a child is at risk of extremism, then contact the following helplines


          Telephone: 020 7340 7264

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Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) launches first ever digital Prevent partnership with Netmums


CT Policing launched an eight week digital partnership with Netmums, on 6 July 2021 to promote ACT Early the dedicated Counter Terrorism safeguarding website to parents. The campaign also aims to encourage them to have radicalisation on their radar in the same way they do with other online harms.


The ACT Early campaign and website aims to encourage family and friends worried someone close is at risk of becoming radicalised to act early and share their concerns. This will be the first ever digital partnership focused on supporting Prevent’s work and will help bring transparency around the programme and the support available. Netmums is the largest UK parenting site and is an established and trusted brand.


Over the following weeks, CTP Communications and Prevent will be working alongside Netmums delivering interactive opportunities for parents to learn about the dangers and signs to spot to help protect their children from the potential risk of online radicalisation. The campaign will also show that CT Policing working closely with other partner agencies have a role to play in safeguarding and are there to support and not criminalise if parents act early.


Fifty eight per cent of all Prevent referrals in 18/19 were of young people aged 20 and under, with nearly half of those relating to children under the age of 15. Currently, just 2% of referrals into the Prevent programme are made by family and friends, despite the fact that they are more likely to spot the signs of radicalisation before anyone else. CTP Communications and Netmums surveyed over 1000 parents to gain insights into their understanding of radicalisation and these were used to develop this new partnership.


The Netmums partnership will include online ‘drop-in’ clinics where parents can ask a Prevent officer questions and seek advice -> NETMUMS - Join our expert Q&A and find out more about online extremism. There will also be four informative articles on the Netmums website, social media content, a video of the topline survey results and content sent direct to parents via the Netmums newsletter -> NETMUMS - Tweens and teens (11+ years).


Key messages to parents:


  • Have a conversation with your children about the potential risks of radicalisation as you do about other harms like drugs, sexting and child sexual exploitation. Find out more by visiting
  • Protect your child by finding out about extremism and radicalisation and help make them more resilient to potential risks.
  • Find out how to make your child digitally savvy to help protect them
  • Not all children are vulnerable to radicalisation but some are and every parent needs to know the potential risks and what to look out for.
  • If you are concerned act early and seek advice from the advice line on 0800 011 3764.


Useful Web Links


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