Safeguarding of children is paramount to all that we do. 

If you have a concern about a child you can report it here. You should contact the school or the Local Authortiy if you feel that:

  • A child needs protection (if you feel that a child is suffering harm, neglect, or abuse, we can investigate and act to protect the child).
  • A family is under stress: we can offer support and advice and help families access support from other services.
  • A child is seriously ill or disabled: we can arrange an assessment of the child’s and families needs and provide support.

Remember, your call could mean the start of getting the right help to a family and may even save a child’s life.

To contact the local authority:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm 
  • Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Telephone: 0300 123 7047
  • Monday – Thursday: 4.30 pm – 8.30 am 
  • Friday: From 4pm and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays
  • Telephone: Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) on 01244 977277

If someone is in immediate danger dial 999.


Reminder to all who come in to school – September 2017


If a child makes a disclosure inform a member of staff immediately.

All disclosures should be passed to Mrs Friend who is the safeguarding officer for the school.

Any concerns about a member of staff should be told immediately to Mrs Friend

If you would like to reward a child (e.g. for good reading) the class teacher has stickers.  Please do not give other items to children such as sweets (for both safeguarding and allergy reasons).

In Mrs Friend’s absence the Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mr Stockton.

For any concerns about the leadership of the school speak to Mrs Boyle, Chair of Governors –



Make your way to the nearest exit with the children in your care.

Close fire doors behind you.

Children line up on the playground in their classes (class numbers on playground near pagoda)

Volunteers stand with their class.

Wait until the Head or School Business Manager say it is safe to return into the building.


Thank you for giving your time to the children

of Christ Church CofE Primary School.

Deeside Whitby
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6TQ
T: 0151 3382062