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Whilst the prime focus of Harthill Primary School is to secure the best educational provision for our pupils, our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to provide a caring, safe and positive environment in which they can flourish.  We are therefore committed to the highest standard of safeguarding and protecting the children in our care.


Sarah Littlewood
Headteacher & DSL


Emma Bothma
Deputy Head & DDSL


We will ensure that:

  • all reasonable measures are taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare

  • all appropriate actions are taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child by working in partnership with other local agencies 

  • we create an atmosphere where all our children feel secure, valued and listened to

  • all staff recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and respond quickly and effectively

  • we monitor and support children at risk

  • the curriculum is used effectively to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills

  • we work in partnership with parent/carers and support external agencies

  • all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability

Adapted Timetable

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Safer Recruitment

The Prevent Duty

Anti Radicalisation

Mobile Phones

Sex Education and Relationships

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Allegations of Abuse Against Staff

Online Safety - Home Booklet

Social Media

County Lines Video


Child on Child Abuse 

Supporting Pupils with Medical

Digital Safeguarding

Physical Intervention


Suspensions and Exclusions DFE Guidance 

Governor and Volunteer Code of Conduct

Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


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