The safety of all pupils at Stobhillgate First School is of paramount importance. All staff and volunteers have a duty of care to ensure that the school provides a secure environment which allows all children to grow and flourish.

The Headteacher and Governing Body of the school ensure that the safeguarding of children is embedded in conjunction with the following statutory guidance:

DfE – Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2022

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding Policy

Please click HERE to view our school’s Safeguarding Policy.

School Safeguarding Team

If you would like to talk to someone about safeguarding or child protection in school, or need to discuss any concerns, please speak to one of our members of the safeguarding team.

Mr Henderson – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Whitehead – Deputy Safeguarding Lead                                                                                                                              Mrs Gentry – Deputy Safeguarding Lead                                                                                                                     
Hayley Herbertson – Safeguarding Governor

If you have any concerns about the behaviour of an adult in school, you must contact Northumberland’s Designated Officer (DO).  Her name is Louise Prudhoe and you can call her on 01670 623979 or drop an email to

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children/young people are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection.

At Stobhillgate First School, pupils are taught about safeguarding, including online, through various teaching and learning opportunities and the school is fully committed to this as part of the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. Children are taught to recognise when they are at risk and how to get help when they need it.

The procedures contained in our Child Protection policy apply to all staff, volunteers, visitors and governors and are consistent with those of the local safeguarding partnership (NSSP).

We have several policies in school which cover the various aspects of safeguarding. These are available within our Policies section of the website