It is so important to us that children at Dawley C of E Primary Academy are safe at school (and feel safe too).

We have a strong culture of reporting concerns and problems, so children, staff, parents and visitors are encouraged to tell someone if they think something is wrong.

Our designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) are: Mr Andrews, Mrs Houlston, Mrs Beechey, Mrs Astill-Evans, Miss Woodhouse and Mr Fallon. 

We have worked hard to ensure there is a strong culture of well-being and safety which helps children to be aware of potential danger and teaches them about risks and behaviours and actions that can help to keep themselves safe.

Our well-developed Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum (including Relationships and Sex Education and Online Safety) permeates throughout school and children testify to this.

We have regular site checks, frequent evacuation/lockdown drills and we ensure all our risk assessments and relevant staff qualifications are up to date.

Our computer network is very secure, with appropriate protection at Wide-Area-Network level, as well as Local-Area-Network monitoring by Senso, which reports directly to the Principal and Designated Safeguarding Leads

“The school may share information regarding your family circumstances with the Local Authority Children’s Services if there are safeguarding concerns or with the Early Help Service if there are issues which may affect your child’s welfare or happiness.”


A copy of our Child Protection Safeguarding policy can be accessed by clicking (here)

Please see our policy for Procedures for Managing Safeguarding concerns, or allegations against staff.

Please see out our Whistleblowing Policy

Flow chart for non engagement with remote learning.

Click the link for access to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.


Parent and carers guide to CSE 2022.






What is CPOMS?

CPOMS is the market leading software application for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues. Working alongside a school’s existing safeguarding processes, CPOMS is an intuitive system to help with the management and recording of child protection, behavioural issues, bullying, special educational needs, domestic issues and much much more. Using CPOMS, schools can ensure that students are safe and fully supported, whilst school staff can focus on teaching and providing support, instead of administration.

Every member of staff across school has an obligation to report any concerns which they may have. CPOMS allows them to record information in a central repository and have relevant people alerted immediately. Senior leaders are able to build a chronology around a student and can produce reports on vulnerable pupil groups for Case Conference MeetingsGovernors and Ofsted at the touch of a button.



Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness parental separation or divorce, pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect and psychological abuse.


Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. They are there for you online, on the phone, anytime.

A childline counsellor:

  • Will listen to you
  • Knows it takes courage to contact us
  • Is genuine, open and friendly
  • Knows about the problems young people can face
  • Wont judge you or put you down
  • Isnt easily shocked
  • Will let you take your time

6 Facts about Childline:

  • They were started in1986 by Esther Rantzen
  • They help any young person in the UK
  • You can talk to them in English or Welsh
  • They can help with anything – fro abuse and bullying to exam stress and relationships
  • Calling Childline is free and doesnt show up on the phone bill
  • In 2006 they joined the NSPCC to help even more young people



You can talk to them about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call them on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact them, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.


Confidentiality means not telling anyone else about what you’ve said. So whatever you say will be just between you and Childline and you can feel safe talking to them, knowing that no one else will find out. But sometimes, if they are worried about your safety, they may need to get you help.