The safety and wellbeing of our children is paramount.

We will do all that we can to ensure that their time at Chorlton Park is as happy and healthy as possible.

Chorlton Park Primary School aims to create and maintain a safe learning environment where all children and adults feel safe, secure and valued and know they will be listened to and taken seriously. Our school is committed to the principles outlined in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and implements policies, practices and procedures which promote safeguarding and the emotional and physical wellbeing of children, young people and staff. We adhere to the ‘Signs of Safety’ strategy

Who do I talk to?

All schools have a Safeguarding policy which tells people what to do if they think a child may be suffering abuse or neglect. All of the staff at Chorlton Park are trained in Safeguarding and Signs of Safety and learn the signs of abuse/neglect.

See attached information pamphlet for parents and carers about safeguarding at Chorlton Park Primary School.

Safeguarding and child protection designated persons for our school:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Helen Chell – Assitant Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)

Mrs Meryl Blackburn and Ms Stef Habershon – Headteachers

Governor with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding:

Mrs Joanna Midgeley –  Parent Governor

Designated persons for Looked After Children

Mrs Helen Chell - Assistant Headteacher and DSL

Out of Hours contact - Social Care Advice & Guidance Service: 0161 234 5001

Prevent Duty Lead

Mrs Helen Chell – Assistant Headteacher


As part of Chorlton Park Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.


From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.


At Chorlton Park, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. All our staff have received training in this area.