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Safeguarding: Our Number 1 Priority

At Oldfield Brow Primary School we are totally committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children. It is our number one priority and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.

The school has a comprehensive policy so that we can provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism as well as the British Values of respect and tolerance, rule of law, individual liberty and 

We are an 'Operation Encompass'  school; a police-led initiative to support children who may have witnessed or been affected by domestic abuse. More information about Operation Encompass can be found by clicking on this link: Operation Encompass

At Oldfield Brow, every member of our school community is responsible for safeguarding our every child.  However, our core Safeguarding Team is shared below:

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL)


(DSL Support)

Mrs Laura Heffernan

Mrs Joanne Norbury

Mrs Dawn Moody

Miss Lisa Pritchard

Mr James Cash

  • Designated Safeguarding Governor: Dr. Amy Wilson
  • Senior Mental Health Leader:  Mrs. Dawn Moody
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: Mrs. Valerie Canham and Mrs. Verity Smith

Do you have a concern about a child's safety? 

If you have a concern regarding the welfare of a child who attends Oldfield Brow Primary School, please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team on  0161 926 8646 or via email using safeguarding@oldfield-brow.com

Alternatively, you can also report a concern using the numbers below:

  • Trafford Children’s First Response:  0161 912 5125
  • Police (Emergency):  999
  • Police (Non-emergency):  101
  • NSPCC:  0808 800 5000

All staff, Governors, and volunteers in the school have a duty to report concerns about a child, whether this means the child may be in need of additional support or help of some kind or whether it is thought that a child may have been abused or be at risk of abuse.

There are four main categories of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, neglect.

In some cases, the school is obliged to refer children to children’s social care staff, for children to be assessed for their needs or if an investigation into possible child abuse is required. In many cases, there will already have been discussions between school staff and the parents of the child, and the situation and concerns will not be a surprise to the parents.

However, parents may not be told that the school has referred their child to children’s social care if it is thought that this might put the child at risk.

If school staff need to express concerns about a child or refer a child to children’s social care, it is appreciated that this can cause distress or anger for the child’s parents/carers. It is important however that all parties – parents and school staff – try to discuss these matters as reasonably as possible so that the best interests of the child can be secured.


Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they are going through. You can talk about anything. Whether if it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.

Childline: 0800 1111.

For more information, please see our  Safeguarding Policy on our  Policies page. 

Information about reporting online abuse or a hate crime can be found on the  CEOPS Website  or the  Report Hate Website.

Information on how to keep your child safe online can be found on the NSPCC website and in our downloads section. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 


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