Parent Support


Keeping Children Safe!

‘Working together to keep our children safe’

At this school, we know that your child is primarily your responsibility and concern.  We always aim to work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the safety and welfare of your child. Where possible, we will discuss any concerns we have regarding your child’s welfare directly with you. However, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies before we contact you.  These procedures have been established by the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnerships and the school has adopted the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy provided by the Local Authority. This ensures safety for all.

If you want to know more about our procedures or policies, or if you have a concern about the welfare of a child, please speak to Mrs Tomlinson who is the Designated Safeguarding Leads for Safeguarding and Child Protection or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads as shown below.

For more information please click on our ‘Discover our School – Key Info – Policies’ tabs at the top of this webpage and you can view the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.

We recently sent a survey out to parents to get their feedback on our site security. We have analysed the results and shown how we have listened. The guide can be found on the link below.

Site Security

We also ensure that through our school vision, values, rules, curriculum and teaching that we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. The governing body also ensures that this ethos is reflected and implemented effectively in school policy and practice and that there are effective risk assessments in place to safeguard and promote students’ welfare. We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Pupils who attend our school have the right to learn in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.

Family Connect Telford

Do you know what to look for, what abuse looks like? Do you know what to do if you are worried or concerned about a child you think maybe being abused?

Sexual Abuse

A child may:-

  • Behave in an sexual inappropriate way.
  • Become withdrawn or clingy.
  • Have emotional outbursts.
  • Become secretive.
  • Act out sexual acts with toys or objects.
  • Have physical discomfort –anal/vaginal soreness.
  • STI’s/Pregnancy.
  • Avoid or fear of being alone with certain people or family members.
  • Show sexual awareness beyond their experience or age.

Emotional Abuse

A child may:-

  • Have physical/emotional delay in development.
  • Over react to mistakes.
  • Say, I’m stupid, I’m worthless etc. I deserve this…
  • Freeze, become trance like.
  • Self comfort, thumb suck, hair twist or rock.
  • Self-harm.
  • Fear parents being contacted.
  • Have poor school attendance.
  • Be very passive or aggressive.

Physical Abuse

A child may:-

  • Be unusually fearful of adults.
  • Be unnaturally compliant to parents.
  • Refuse to discuss injuries/fear medical help.
  • Withdraw from physical contact.
  • Be aggressive towards others.
  • Wear cover up clothes.
  • Behave in a way that you would not expect for their age or development.An abuser may say the child is clumsy, fabricate or induce illness in a child.


A child may:-

  • Be dirty or smelly with unwashed clothes.
  • Persistently have inadequate clothes or equipment, ie no coat or PE kit.
  • Turn up to school hungry not having breakfast. Asking for or stealing food.
  • Have untreated injuries, missed doctors or dental appointments.
  • Skin sores, rashes, flea bites, scabies or ringworm.
  • Be thin or have a swollen tummy.
  • Be tired and/or pale.
  • Have poor language, communication and social skills.

So what …? Do you know what to do if you have even the slightest concern?

How does the curriculum keep children safe?

Online Safety

Online Safety Policy 2023

Classification of Risk 4Cs – Classifying Online Risks to Children


This is a pupil-led online safety team in the school where the children are the experts! We run mini eCadets (KS1) and eCadets (KS2) across the school where one child from each class is elected to be a part of the team.
Throughout the year, the mini eCadets and eCadets lead a school assembly every term on a  an aspect of online safety. They also go into every classroom throughout the terms to teach a lesson to their peers about different themes around online safety.

The children who are part of the team proudly wear their purple eCadet badges and have now achieved gold status by successfully completing a host of challenges. This rise to gold status took many years and the children are very proud of their success.

As well as running assembles and teaching lessons, the eCadets also hold parent workshops and open door sessions where their peers can approach them for advice.

Online safety parent newsletters

Please find below our first link the eCadets would like to share with you. Watch this space for more tips to staying safe online!

Back to school online safety

Our families receive monthly newsletters focusing on online safety; these are produced by Knowsley Council.

Senso and InTune

In school, we run two management systems to ensure children and staff are safe when accessing online content. These systems, in particular, allow teachers to monitor the activity of children online when using computer equipment in school. Senso is used to monitor the use of computers and laptops, and InTune lets us control what children access on our iPads.

Recommended parental advice websites

Are there any useful resources to help me talk to my child about safety online?

Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online.

Thinkuknow by the National Crime Agency – Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages.

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and advice for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has guidance for parents and carers on online safety.

UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre.