Swalwell Primary School

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Safeguarding is a key strand of our work. Please find below a range of documents for download which help explain and define school policies in this area.


Safeguarding Statement

Swalwell Primary School recognises that it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, staff and visitors. We will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care, extended school activities and daily site-management. Our Safeguarding Policy focuses on prevention, protection and support. Our policy applies to all pupils, staff, parents, governors, volunteers and visitors. It is expected that our children will at all times, flourish in a safe and stimulating environment; they should feel safe and secure, and encouraged to relate to trusted adults. We will endeavour to provide activities and opportunities through the curriculum and in the PSHE curriculum that will equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe and to develop essential life skills.


If you have any concerns about Safeguarding please see the Head Teacher.


The designated persons for safeguarding are

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Hocking: Head Teacher

Named Cover: Mr Warren: Deputy Headteacher 

Mrs McCall : Assistant Headteacher

Ms. Doyle: Family Support Worker 

Nominated Governor: Ms Harding 

Online Safety Lead: Mrs McCall


The designated persons for looked after children are

Designated Teacher for LAC: Mrs Hocking 

Named Cover: Mr Warren DHT 

Nominated Governor: Ms Harding


Swalwell Primary School follows the September 2023 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education.


Online Safety


As children grow up in an increasingly digital world, they need to be aware of the risks they face online. Everyone can play a part in keeping children safe and the internet industries have a particular responsibility to create tools and information to help.


Designated SafeguardingTeam


CEOP - Stay Safe Online


The internet can be great fun. You can chat to your friends, play games and learn about new things. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like.


If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault.


TELL AN ADULT YOU TRUST if you are upset or worried about something that has happened to you. They can help you to report it to CEOP.


If you feel in danger phone 999 to speak to the police.


They will make sure you are safe.