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Safeguarding Our Children In School

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding means the actions we take and the systems we have in place at New Horizons Seaside Primary to promote the welfare of our children and to protect them from harm. We ensure that safeguarding permeates all aspects of our school life. There can be no issue of greater importance to our staff, governors and parents and carers, than the safety of our children.


We ensure that the following underpins everything we do:


  • Protect our children and learners from maltreatment,
  • Prevent impairment of our children’s and learners’ health or development,
  • Ensure that our children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care,
  • Undertake a role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
  • One of the key aspects of keeping children safe today is educating them on how to be safe when entering the online world. The need to do this increases year on year. Due to the potential risks and dangers for children when online, at New Horizons Seaside Primary we have chosen to refer to e-Safety as Online Safeguarding, as we feel this underlines the crucial importance of this area of our work. Please see the section below which contains advice for parents / carers to help you fulfil your pivotal role in keeping your child safe online.


What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 


Please click on the link below to see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Who do I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about a child at New Horizons Seaside Primary?


Designated Safeguarding: Lead (DSL): Mr L Murley, Director of Education


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs N Irwin, Senior Deputy Headteacher

Mr R Nicholas, Deputy Head

Mrs A Cornish, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion


Who else can I contact?


If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub). You can contact the MASH during office hours on the details below:

Tel: 01403 229 900


The out of office hours (5pm – 8am weekdays) and 24-hour emergency number on weekends and bank holidays is 0330 222 6664 or email ensuring that you put in the subject box: ALERT FOR EDT


When you contact the MASH please give as much information as possible about the child you are concerned about. This will help the MASH decide the best way to respond to your concern. The information you give will be kept confidential. You can remain anonymous but it is helpful if you can give your name and details.

NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline - 0800 028 0285