Crick Primary School

Safeguarding Information

Governors, staff, children and parents all have a huge role to play to ensure

our children stay safe


Safeguarding explained:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is:

  • 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

Click here to read Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2023

Everyone who comes into contact with children has a duty to safeguard and protect their welfare. If you have any concerns about a child, you must refer those concerns to the school’s designated person with responsibility for Child Protection (DSL). 

Identification of child abuse is very difficult. Individual factors, or indicators of abuse, may not be particularly worrying, but in combination they can suggest that there is a serious cause for concern. There are four main areas of abuse, all of which have many indicators. These areas of abuse are:



If a child is in immediate danger at any time, left alone or missing you should contact the police and/or an ambulance using 999.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who have concerns about a child's welfare. They can be contacted on 0300 126 7000  (option 1, option 1) or click here. The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who have concerns about a child's welfare. They can be contacted on 0300 126 1000 or by email to . 

Reports can also be made online at Report a concern (

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Our designated safeguarding lead in school is Mrs Staniforth, and our deputy safeguarding leads are Mrs Brennan and Mrs Morris. Please  see our safeguarding policy for further information.

Should you have any concerns about a child or a family in school then you can speak with one of our DSL's in confidence, who will be able to advise you on school procedures.


Our governor in charge of safeguarding

 Mr John Tull


Safeguarding policy

Please click on the link to read our current policy: Child Protection & Safeguarding 2023


Prevent and radicalisation

It can be hard to know when extreme views become something dangerous. The signs of radicalisation aren't always obvious. Radicalisation can be very difficult to spot. Signs that may indicate a child is being radicalised include:

    • isolating themselves from family and friends
    • talking as if from a scripted speech
    • unwillingness or inability to discuss their views
    • a sudden disrespectful attitude towards others
    • increased levels of anger
    • increased secretiveness, especially around internet use.

Children who are at risk of radicalisation may have low self-esteem, or be victims of bullying or discrimination. Extremists might target them and tell them they can be part of something special, later brainwashing them into cutting themselves off from their friends and family. However, these signs don't necessarily mean a child is being radicalised – it may be normal teenage behaviour or a sign that something else is wrong.


If you have concerns about children, friends, neighbours or relatives, you can tell Northamptonshire Police about them by making a referral  on the following link a

You can also contact the Prevent Team on 101.

You can also call the national police Prevent advice line 0800 011 3764, in confidence, to share your concerns with our specially trained officers.

If it's an emergency, please call 999.

If you see online material promoting terrorism or extremism, you can report it online

Operation Encompass - Domestic Abuse 

Please click here for further information 


Northamptonshire Police Bertie the Blue Butterfly  


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