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Safeguarding Statement

We are completely committed to safeguarding the children in all aspects of school life and take this duty seriously.

The staff and governors work tirelessly to ensure that the children are: safe from harm, know that staff have their welfare at heart and that they will be listened to if they want to discuss a problem.

We believe that every person within the school has this responsibility, and our expectation is that they will report any concerns that they might have.

The school has a Safeguarding Team who oversee all areas of school life. You can talk to any of them if you have a concern about your child or another child.

The Team are:    



 We work with a wide range of agencies in our safeguarding work:

Safeguarding Newsletters -  Click + for more information

Safeguarding Newsletter Term 1 2022

Safeguarding Newsletter Term 2 2022

Safeguarding Newsletter Term 3 2022-23

Safeguarding Policies - Click + for more information

Please see below for the list of policies relating to safeguarding. These can be found HERE on our policies page, or are available on request.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Policy COVID Appendix

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

Mobile Phone Use Policy

Looked After Children Policy

First Aid Policy

Social Emotional and Mental Health Policy

Prevent Duty Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Whistle Blowing Policy

Safeguarding Procedures - Click + for more information

Please see below for the list of procedures relating to safeguarding. 

Late Collection

Visitors to the School

How to report a Concern? - Click + for more information

What is Safeguarding?

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

Some common themes in Safeguarding include the following: Neglect, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Children missing from Education, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Bullying including Cyberbullying, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Fabricated or induced illness, Faith abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage, Gangs and Youth Violence, Mental Health, Private Fostering, Preventing Radicalisation, Sexting, Trafficking.

If you have a concern regarding the safeguarding of a child, please report to a member of the Safeguarding team by contacting the school

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.

Online Safety - Click + for more information

At Fourfields, we take online safety very seriously. Online safety is embedded into the school’s Computing curriculum as well as the wider PSHE curriculum. Every year, the school takes part in the National Internet Safety Day as well as themed assemblies taking place throughout the year. This page is intended to promote online safety and well-being for pupils, parents and carers.

If you ever have an online safety concern, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Fourfields Online Safety lead is Sue Blyth –Headteacher –Designated Safeguarding Lead

We use a variety of resources to be best equipped to teach and stay up to date with online safety and digital safeguarding. This page is just one way we communicate important online safety news and guidance.

Click HERE to watch our online safety document.

We are delighted to announce we have partnered with the National Online Safety programme, where there is a specific portal dedicated to supporting parents.

A letter with more information on this can be found HERE


Operation Encompass - Click + for more information

At Fourfields  Community Primary School, we will be participating in a jointly run operation between Cambridge County Council, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and our school, which is called ‘Operation Encompass’. ‘Encompass’ has been set up to help schools and colleges provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse and violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present at or are a witness to domestic abuse.

The school will receive a confidential, secure email from Cambridgeshire’s Education Safeguarding Team, now working across both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, before 9am or as soon as possible on the morning of any domestic incident which Cambridgeshire Police have attended where a child at their school has been involved in, present at or witness to domestic abuse.

Fourfields Community Primary School, has Designated Safeguarding Leads who have received training from the Education Safeguarding Team to allow them to use the information that has been shared to ensure that the right support is available for children and their families who have been involved in or have witnessed such incidents.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

If you have any concerns or questions, then please contact the school office to request a conversation with a Designated Safeguarding Lead and we will be happy to discuss this further. Further information can be found on our school website (Operation Encompass Protocol) and is available from the school office on request.

Please click HERE to view our Operation Encompass Protocol

Safeguarding in the curriculum - Click + for more information

At Fourfields, we are committed to ensuring that children are safe at all levels and whatever they are doing. To that end we have set out how our curriculum is designed to support safeguarding in every subject which you can read about HERE.

 Safeguarding Resources - Click + for more information

What YOU can do to tackle Child Abuse

How to report suspected Child Abuse or share concerns

Cambs County Council - call 034 5045 5203 (Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm) or 0173 3234724 at any other time

Speak Out Stay Safe NSPCC programme

E Safety Resources

Keeping Children Safe in Education

How to talk to young children about terror attacks