What is safeguarding?


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and acting to enable all children to have the best outcomes.   

Within the Laurus Trust, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Our approach is child-centred and we consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child.  

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Woodford Primary School is Elise Drake, Head of School. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Sarah Stevenson, Reception Class Teacher.  

If you have a concern regarding the welfare of a child who attends Woodford Primary School, please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team on 0161 549 7100 or [email protected]. 

Further advice and guidance can also be sought from the Multi Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH) on 0161 4744734 

For more information, please see our Safeguarding Policy on our Policy Page. 

Information about reporting online abuse or a hate crime can be found on the CEOPS Website or the Report Hate Website.

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