Madginford Primary School is a community and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

The school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We also recognise the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.  

All staff and volunteers share these commitments.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of the website. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that any concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Duty to counter radicalism and extremism.

If you have any concerns or issues regarding the safeguarding of children, please ask to speak to any of these members of staff:

  • Mrs Yvette Best, Assistant Head (Inclusion) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Amanda Woolcombe, Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Judith Hodges, Year 6 teacher and Year Group Leader - Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mr Toby Butler, Chair of Governors - Governor with the responsibility for Safeguarding