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Safeguarding Statement

Arlies Primary School holds the safety, health, well-being and welfare of its pupils of paramount importance.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and we expect all staff, parents and visitors to share this commitment. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and review of robust safeguarding processes and procedures which promote a culture of safeguarding amongst all members of our school community.

We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:

  • Successful learners who are inspired to learn, believe in themselves and make progress and achieve.
  • Confident, well-rounded individuals who can take leadership of themselves and be able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who will aspire to make a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to our society.  

This is best achieved when we all work together to support the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on not just knowing about our children's learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school community.


'It could happen here.'

'Safeguarding is everyone's business.'

Our commitment to pastoral care ensures an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to.


We follow the Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership's (TSCP) procedures and have a number of policies and procedures in place which contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.  A copy of this policy is available on our website. 


The best interests of the children will always be our priority. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.


Our staff are regularly trained in Safeguarding and have a sound knowledge of trauma-informed practice. They are required to report any concerns or worries to the Designated Safeguarding Leads and follow clear procedures to implement our safeguarding objective to ensure children receive effective support, protection and justice. Our pupils are made aware of the many ways in which they can share a concern or worry of their own and who they can talk to; any matters reported are taken seriously.


If you, as a parent, are concerned about a child’s welfare, please do not hesitate to come and report to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible on the same day. No worry or concern is ever too small.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.


Designated Safeguarding Lead              Mrs. L Hughes, Head teacher

Deputy Designated Lead                        Miss H Wright , Deputy Head

Assistant Designated Lead                      Mrs M Detheridge, Child and Family Support Offcier

Local Authority Designated Officer        Tania Brown 0161 342 4398

Designated Governor                             Danielle Troy 0161 338 4854


Tameside Children's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub.
Monday to Wednesday 8.30 am to 5pm, Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Friday 8.30am to 4pm.
Tel: 0161 342 4101 Out of hours Tel 0161 342 2222