Safeguarding Overview

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. The welfare and safety of pupils who attend our school is our paramount concern. We will promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do. When visiting our school, recognising our safeguarding team is easy, all safeguarding DSL's wear an orange-coloured lanyard. 

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 

Staff and Governors at Chiltern Primary School are aware that many children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that they can be subjected to social factors that have an adverse impact upon their lives – including domestic violence, substance misuse, bullying, mental health and radicalisation. We also acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere, and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising. 

Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; school or with ChildLine.

Key Contacts 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Louise McGuigan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jackie Croxford

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Claire Britten.

In an emergency please contact:

Fire, Police, Ambulance on 999

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 126 7000

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child at the school, please email Miss McGuigan ( or Ms Britten ( and you will be responded to promptly.