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Aston & Cote

Church of England

Primary School


Safeguarding Statement

At Aston & Cote CE Primary School, our Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under Section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “Working Together to Safeguard Children” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.

We recognise that all staff and governors have an active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

Our school  provides a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined here as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is an aspect of safeguarding which is focused on how we respond to children who have been significantly harmed or are at risk of significant harm.

The Safeguarding Team:

Fiona Taylor (Headteacher), Designated Safeguarding Lead

Melody Chadwick (Deputy Headteacher), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Katie O'Hara (SENCO), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rob Mills (Governor), Named Safeguarding Governor


If you are worried about a child's safety or welfare please do not hesitate to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at the school.


If you have a concern about a child outside of school hours, you can call the MASH on 0345 050 7666