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NURSTEED Community Primary School

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Safeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Our first priority is that all children are safe. Our 'Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy' (below) ensures that this is so. If you require copies of any of these policies you may request these from the school office. We have added additional information to this policy to cover the partial school closure period due to COVID 19 - please see below.


Who to talk to

If you have a child protection concern you should talk to Mrs. Vousden, our head teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), or Miss Cope, our deputy head teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) or Mr Butterfield (DDSL). If your concerns is regarding the headteacher you can speak to the school's Chair of Governors (contact via the school office). Any concerns raised by adults will be reviewed by the DSL with any actions noted and will be stored securely until a child leaves the school. At this time any ongoing concerns will be passed to the next school. 


Online Safety

We've a separate page with information about staying safe online.

Roles and Responsibilities

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kay Vousden (Headteacher)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Amy Cope (Deputy Headteacher)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Ben Butterfield (Y5 Class teacher)


Nominated Governor for Child Protection

Mr Andrew Geddes (Chair of Governors)

Policies & Practices

Below is the Department for Education's 'Keeping children safe in education'  document plus the school's policy for Safeguarding and Child Protection (with supporting information in separate documents).

Domestic Violence

Nursteed School is part of a project called Encompass, run jointly by schools and Wiltshire Police.


If a child is affected by  an incident of domestic abuse we will be notified by the next school day. The head teacher will be informed in confidence so that she can consider making provision for any possible difficulties.