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Safeguarding at Walford Nursery & Primary School



At Walford Nursery & Primary School, we have a child centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.  All practitioners make sure their approach is child-centred.  This means they consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. 


If children and families at Walford Nursery & Primary School are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.  Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:


 • protecting children from maltreatment; 

 • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; 

 • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; 

 • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. 


Children includes everyone under the age of 18.


At Walford Nursery & Primary School:


  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)                       Ms Louise George (Headteacher)
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)        Mrs Emma Hanham (Deputy Headteacher)
                                                                                    Mrs Hayley Nicholls
                                                                                    Miss Claire Weyman
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor           Mrs Emma Parkes


Walford Nursery & Primary School complies with the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Herefordshire Partnership (SCYPiH)