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Safeguarding & Child Protection


Annual Safeguarding Report to Parents

Pinfold Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment.  For full details of our safeguarding arrangements please refer to the Safeguarding policy.

Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact our designated person(s) for safeguarding:- Mrs Burlinson, Assistant Headteacher (CPLT).

We all want our children to live in a safe and loving environment so that they can grow up to become happy, confident adults. You will already know that your children can be vulnerable to risks both inside and outside the home, and will have taken steps to protect them so they can grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential.

Protecting your children from radicalisation and extremism is similar to protecting them from the other harms you may be more familiar with, such as drugs, gangs and sexual exploitation.

The Difference Between Safeguarding and Child Protection


People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection


In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.  This diagram sets out what Safeguarding means in schools:



As you can see, Child Protection is one aspect of Safeguarding.  Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Help and advice for parents


As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. We're here to help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe. Here is advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for parents on keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using the internet, social networking websites and playing online games, help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.


For guidance, further details can be found from:







Ways to contact the NSPCC


(The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands).


Telephone 0808 800 5000

Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.


Text 88858

This service is free and we'll try to text you back within three hours.



We will try to read and act on your email within 24 hours.

Operation Encompass


From 21st January 2019 Pinfold Primary School is joining Tameside Local Authority in implementing a new project that will run jointly between all schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass.  It aims to support children who are affected by domestic abuse, by ensuring that school safeguarding staff are informed, allowing school to support the child or children as appropriate. Operation Encompass already runs in many other areas of the country with great success. 

If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact school and speak to Mrs Burlinson.