Safeguarding Statement

Powell Corderoy Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Powell Corderoy Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

We have a number of policies and procedures in place, that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, please see our policies page in the about us tab.

On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

Mrs Emma McLaughlin (Headteacher)
Mrs Jo Wilson (Headteacher)

Our Deputy DSLs are:

Mr Richard Darke (Deputy Headteacher and Year 2 Teacher)
Mrs Helen Harber (Inclusion Leader)

You can contact a member of our DSL team at

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy