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Safeguarding at Central

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Wath Central Primary School and the James Montgomery Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises.


We strive to provide an environment where everyone feels safe, is respected and valued.  It is the responsibility of all adults  to safeguard our pupils, ensuring that they receive the right help at the right time. 

How do we keep our children safe?

  • Teach pupils on how to keep safe and to recognise behaviour that is unacceptable.

  • Encourage children to tell us if something is wrong

  • Train all our staff how to recognise and respond to child welfare and safeguarding concerns and know to refer concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • Always have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead available as a point of contact to respond to any concerns and be vigilant and pro-active on site. The DSLs lead a wider team of Safeguarding and Child Protection Team

  • Identify and make provision for any pupil that has been subject to abuse, ensuring the child’s wishes have been taken into account during the process.

  • Work in partnership with parents and carers, the Academy Trust and the local authority to safeguard our children

  • Share information with appropriate agencies

  • Create a culture of safer recruitment by adopting procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might pose a risk to children.

  • Identify local safeguarding issues which may impact pupils and the school community and make appropriate provision to ensure that these local factors do not pose a threat to children’s safety and welfare

  • Adhere to health and safety regulations

What to do if you are worried about a child in school

if you notice anything that concerns you, or a child has disclosed any information that worries you, talk to a

If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this education setting or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff immediately.  Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff in this setting.  Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things which turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.  However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the safeguarding team immediately.


Worried About a Rotherham Child?

If you have safeguarding concerns or are worried about a Rotherham Child, please where possible complete the online referral form.  This will be screened by Social Care.  Referrals can be made by the public anonymously.  Please type in on Google:- Worried About a Rotherham Child

Key Safeguarding Contact Details

Rotherham Children’s Social Care (MASH) – T: 01709 336080

Childline – T: 0800 1111

NSPCC (Report Abuse Dedicated Helpline) – T: 0800 0280285 8am-8pm Mon-Fri


Access to Safeguarding Policy








Worries About The World

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working together to safeguard children

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Please find below a copy of the Department of Education's key document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.

Educate Against Hate

Click below to go to a Government website announced by the Secretary of State featuring resources for schools and parents to access which may be useful on preventing radicalisation, extremism and hate.

Educate Against



Other useful links and Documents:

Rotherham Safeguarding Partnership





A Guide to Prevent

What is child abuse?

The Prevent Duty

Child Sexual Exploitation

Home Alone

Is my child ready?




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