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Clehonger Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff in our schools.

We follow the procedures and the statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education (in particular ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’).


Our Safeguarding Policies can be viewed on our Policies Page.


Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

For more information click on the link below


Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation, or CSE, is a form of sexual abuse which sees children/young people being manipulated or coerced into sexual activity for receiving ‘something’ such as; gifts, money, food, attention, somewhere to stay etc.​

Technology is very often used to groom victims. This may occur through social networking sites and mobile phones with internet access.​

CSE has gained a large amount of media attention over the last year as lots of services involved with children and young people have noticed a big rise in cases involving CSE.​

Charities such as NSPCC and Barnardos have been campaigning to raise the profile of this form of child abuse. Information regarding CSE can be found here on their websites below:


Prevent Strategy

As part of Clehonger’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. 

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views

  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support

  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

​​Please visit this link here to view the official government document.


Are you concerned about a child?

If you would like some support or guidance about a child or young person, or if you need some support parenting your child, please contact the school to offer support.


If you think that a child has been harmed or is being neglected, contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on

  • 01432 260800  - available 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.45 to 4.45pm Fridays
  • Out of these hours 01905 768020

There are many possible signs of abuse and neglect, ranging from physical injury to changes in appearance or behaviour.  Alternatively, you may witness an incident or a child may tell you that he or she is being harmed. If you are worried, please report it. You could help to save a child's life. Even if you don't know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate danger, always call 999.

Parent Survey: Overall we love the school…great school…very helpful in supporting my child… My children are extremely happy … All staff are so friendly and approachable…Clehonger really is a brilliant school…

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