Who has a duty to safeguard children?


We ALL have a statutory duty to:

“Safeguard and promote the welfare of children”

Waterthorpe Nursery Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.

This policy sets out a clear and consistent framework for delivering this promise, in line with safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.

It will be achieved by:

  • Creating a culture of safer recruitment by adopting procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might pose a risk to children.
  • Teaching pupils how to keep safe and recognise behaviour that is unacceptable.
  • Identifying and making provision for any pupil that has been subject to abuse.
  • Ensuring that members of the governing board, the headteacher and staff members understand their responsibilities under safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance, are alert to the signs of child abuse and know to refer concerns to the DSL.
  • Ensuring that the headteacher and any new staff members and volunteers are only appointed when all the appropriate checks have been satisfactorily completed.

We have a robust system for recording incidents called CPOMs.  It enables any issues raised to be recorded, at any time, by any member of staff.  Senior Leaders can build chronologies around students and produce reports on vulnerable pupils and groups.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Shelly Appleby

Our Designated safeguarding Deputy is: Michelle Taylor

Our Designated safeguarding Deputy is: Kerrie Deeley

Our Safeguarding Governor is: Claire Knott


Click Here to See How Our Setting Safeguards Students September 2020

Our school’s Safeguarding Policy consists of the Safeguarding Policy Front Sheet and the agreed Sheffield A-Z policy documents 

You can also find a copy of our Safeguarding Policy in the Polices section of the website.

Click Here for the Safeguarding Policy


Click here for the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 


Click here for the COVID-19 Addendum to the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2020 


Other key Safeguarding Policies:

 Click here to link to our Policy page with full set of Safeguarding Policies


We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) have developed a website to provide easily accessible and up-to-date safeguarding information for professionals, and for children, young people, families and members of the public.

Click on the link below for more info:

National Guidance on Safeguarding


‘Keep Them Safe’ – Raising Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation

The Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board would strongly encourage all parents, carers and anyone who has contact with children and young people to undertake this short e-Learning course – it will give you the information that you need to help recognise the signs of sexual exploitation and how to respond if you are concerned.

Click on the link below for immediate access to the course:

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Click here for Information about Prevent

Click here for Department for Education Prevent Duty advice

 Information for Parents

Click here for Working Together Leaflet

 Click here for Encouraging better behaviour leaflet

 Click here for Home Alone advice

Click here for advice on letting children go out alone

Click here for ‘Keeping your cool’ leaflet

Click here for information about how you can help if you think a child is being abused