Our aim at Catshill First School & Nursery is to make sure our children feel safe and secure both inside school and at home.  Staff work together as a family to make sure that our pupil’s wellbeing is our top priority. 

We have a responsibility to our pupils to take swift and rightful action if there is cause for concern with any child. If concerns are raised with any member of staff, or they feel concerned about a pupil at Catshill First School & Nursery, staff will follow our safeguarding policy. 

Our policy is reviewed annually, shared with all staff and governors and can be viewed here. 

The Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance can be viewed here

It is our responsibility to safeguard pupils at Catshill First School & Nursery and childhood abuse is completely unacceptable. 

We have guidance to follow when any staff may start having reason to suspect a child safety may be at risk. The priority is to safeguard the child/family, and we will work closely with other departments and outside agencies to achieve this. 

All staff and volunteers who work at Catshill First School & Nursery will undergo an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before employment as well as undertaking relevant safeguarding training and receiving annual updates as appropriate.

Our safeguarding training includes Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE,) Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) the Prevent Strategy, Online Safety, and Peer on Peer abuse; including Sexual Harassment.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Mr R Duerden.

The Deputy Designated Leads for child protection are Miss J Shingler, Headteacher, Mrs G Plant and Mrs P Wainman.

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs C Shearwood.


Family Front Door.

If you believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police by telephone: 999

If you want to refer a child or young person to Children’s social care in an emergency please contact the Family Front Door.

If you do ​need to speak to Family Front Door by phone, you can call 01905 822666

Staff are available Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm.

For assistance out of office hours (weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays): telephone: 01905 768020

 Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday.

You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.org

24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text 85258.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command.
CEOP help children stay safe online. If anybody acts inappropriately towards you or another child or young person online (such as sexual chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable); you can report it here.