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Article 3: (best interests of the child) The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.


Article 19:  Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.

Newlands Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, parents, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. This section of our website aims to give you a guide to safeguarding policies and procedures in our school. If you cannot find something, please contact the school and let us know!


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Halsey - Deputy Headteacher   


We also have a Safeguarding Team of trained staff who can support or help in the absence of Mrs Halsey:


Mrs K Mellor - Headteacher

Mrs H Cook - FISO

Miss Sally Beckenkrager - Assistant Head Teacher

Miss Tracy Legg - Assistant Head Teacher



Our governor for Safeguarding is: Mr M Clarke


We fully recognise our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of all the children in our care. 

We therefore strive to:

  • Ensure we practice safer recruitment in compliance with the LCSB Standards for Safer Recruitment 2010
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Implement the Southampton LA procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  • Support children who have been abused in accordance with the Southampton LA procedures
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
  • Ensure that all staff receive appropriate safeguarding training in compliance with the LCSB Training Strategy, which includes e-safety 

Please click the link below to see our policies related to safeguarding, including:

Safeguarding, Child Protection, Anti-Bullying, E-Safety, Intimate Care, SEND, Health & Safety etc