The safety of all pupils at Harbottle C of E (Aided) First School is of paramount importance. All staff and volunteers have a duty of care to ensure that the school provides a secure environment which allows all children to grow and flourish.

The Headteacher and Governing Body of the school ensure that the safeguarding of children is embedded in conjunction with the following statutory guidance:

DfE – Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2022

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

School Safeguarding Team

If you would like to talk to someone about safeguarding or child protection in school, or need to discuss any concerns, please speak to one of our members of the safeguarding team.

Nikki Buckley-Feiven – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Susan Rogerson – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Lynda Hunter – Safeguarding Governor

If you have any concerns about the behaviour of an adult in school, you must contact Northumberland’s Designated Officer (DO).  Her name is Carol Glasper and you can call her on 01670 623979 or drop an email to [email protected].

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children/young people are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection.

At Harbottle C of E (Aided)  First School, pupils are taught about safeguarding, including online, through various teaching and learning opportunities and the school is fully committed to this as part of the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. Children are taught to recognise when they are at risk and how to get help when they need it.

The procedures contained in our Child Protection policy apply to all staff, volunteers, visitors and governors and are consistent with those of the local safeguarding partnership (NSSP).

We have several policies in school which cover the various aspects of safeguarding. These are available within our Policies section of the website

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Operation Encompass

County Lines

Harbottle C of E (Aided) First School Child Protection Policy

CEOP Child Protection

Harbottle Safeguarding Statement


Behaviour Policy

Staff Code of Conduct

Whistle Blowing