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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children - ensuring that all pupils, staff and visitors are safe at all times.

At St. Wilfrid’s C.E. Primary School we aim to provide the best possible learning opportunities which meet all our children’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.  In safeguarding children we are committed to ensuring that:

  • The child’s needs are paramount;
  • All professionals who come into contact with children and families are alert to their needs and any risks of harm (actual or potential) posed to the children;
  • All professionals share appropriate information in a timely way and can discuss concerns about an individual child with colleagues and local authority children’s social care;
  • High quality professionals are able to use their expert judgement to put the child’s needs at the heart of the safeguarding system so that the right solution can be found for each individual child;
  • All professionals contribute to whatever actions are needed to safeguard and promote a child’s welfare and take part in regularly reviewing the outcomes for the child against specific plans and outcomes;
  • All safeguarding/child protection policies and procedures follow the Warrington Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (WSCB) guidance and DfE guidance (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018; Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022)

If you have any concerns about child protection or safeguarding of children please contact the school office on 01925 262721 and ask to speak to either Mrs Davies or Mrs Handley.

Meet our Safeguarding Team


Operation Encompass

Our school participates in a Police-led initiative called Operation Encompass, a scheme which will ensure that we can better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to Police from their home.

Within every school a trained Key Adult is appointed – a trained Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Key Adult receives information about abusive incidents directly via email from the police prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse to which a child has been exposed. This timely knowledge enables a plan for appropriate support to be made for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.

The initiative was launched county-wide at the beginning of 2015. It is active in all Warrington schools across the local authority and in a number of schools in the areas of Halton, Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East with success. You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: http://www.operationencompass.org/

If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me, using my email address:


We are committed to working in partnership with local relevant organisations to safeguard and protect children across Cheshire and provide the best possible care and support for our pupils.

Advice, Support and Services in Warrington

If you have any safeguarding concerns please call the MASH Team (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01925 443400 (9:00 – 5:00pm)

Other useful contact numbers:

For further advice on Safeguarding issues, please visit


Mental Health and Wellbeing

We all deserve to enjoy life and feel good about ourselves. Sometimes however life can be tough. Whether you’re feeling great and want to stay that way, you’re a bit fed up; or you’re struggling to manage your feelings, this site has links to information and tips ranging from how to boost your mood, to where to get help if you’re unable to cope.

Click here for the HAPPY OK SAD website


Links to Further Support

Young minds

Young minds are an organisation which seek to support and empower children and their families, whatever the challenges.

Click here for the YOUNG MINDS website


Mind are a charity who provide advice and support to empower young children and their families with a mental health concern.

Click here for the MIND website


Stonewall is really useful resource to help create 'inclusive and accepting cultures'. In its help & advice sections it sets out expectations and information to support our understanding of diversity and associated topics

Click here for the STONEWALL website


The NSPCC provides lots of information for parents on how to safeguard your children at home.

Click here for the NSPCC website

Safe Use of Social Media

Protect yourself online:

  • Only accept friend requests and other types of communication from people who you know and trust.
  • Adjust your privacy settings so that you are in control of your profile and you know who is able to view it.
  • Be aware that Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media usually have some form of age restriction; Facebook for example is 13 years and upwards.
  • If you are unfortunate enough to become a victim of online bullying, be sure to block the communications from the person sending them to you and report them to the site administrators.

Advice for parents:

  • Try to put the computer in an easy to see place in the home so that you can monitor what sites your child is visiting
  • Check out the websites your child is using, just like you’d check out a school or a youth group they might visit. Have a look and make a judgement whether you think it is a safe environment for them to be involved in.
  • Set up reasonable guidelines and limits for internet usage. Understand that it may be a big part of their life but that it needs to be regulated
  • Explain to your children why it is important for them never to give out personal details or post pictures of themselves publicly, just like you would when you explain to them not to talk to strangers

To find out more about keeping safe online go to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

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