Schools have an important part to play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children.

The law requires schools to respond to suspected abuse of children. Stockport LA has clear guidelines for schools to follow. Parents should be aware that, if staff in school have any suspicion that abuse has taken place, the school is required to report the matter to the appropriate authority. As a consequence, it is likely that a Social Services Officer will contact parents. The reporting of such incidents is a statutory requirement  and is not a  matter of discretion of individual headteachers or members of staff.

Security and Safety

Concerns about children’s safety have heightened our awareness regarding issues of school security. Every parent needs to feel reassured that their child is safe in school. We all need to share in this responsibility.

Doors and entrances are locked at 8.55am.  Visitors or late arrivals are asked to use the main entrance of the building and report to the school office.

The best help parents can give is to ensure that locked doors stay locked. Parents and visitors are asked to leave school through the main office after the doors have been locked.

The children’s safety depends on everyone keeping the building secure and keeping an eye on the school during the evenings and at weekends.

All visitors to school will be asked to sign in and out at the office and wear a visitors’ badge.

All the staff in our school are committed to safeguarding all our children

 We will strive to:

  • Provide a safe environment for our children
  • Notice and take appropriate action to help any of our children who are either at risk of, or are suffering from, significant harm

Our designated child protection officer is:

Nicky Haddock

Main role in school        Headtecher


In her absence the role will be fulfilled by

Andy Briggs (Deputy Head)

or Anna Pilgrim (Learning Mentor)

Safeguarding Children Policy

Arden Primary Safeguarding Policy 2021