At Much Wenlock Primary School and Nursery, we believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognise that safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We follow Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership (SSCP) procedures and acknowledge that the welfare of the child is paramount.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will take the lead for safeguarding and child protection issues at Much Wenlock Primary School and Nursery is: Carl Litchfield

The deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads is Alison Turner

The safeguarding link governor who oversees this work is: Donna Grainger

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Safeguarding children means keeping them safe from neglect and abuse. Anyone who comes into contact with children and families has a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. This means:

● Protecting children from maltreatment;
● Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
● Ensuring children are growing in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
● Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances

Parents and carers are normally our first point of contact for any concerns we have. We will support parents and carers and work in collaboration with them to protect children. As is is our statutory duty, we will report to Children’s Social Care if we have any reason to believe that a child may be at risk of suffering, abuse or neglect.

Are you a Parent or Guardian?  Protecting children is your responsibility too…

If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed you must contact Children’s Services and tell them your concerns. Alternatively, it might be you who is being harmed. Don’t delay!

You can report your concerns by calling 0345 678 9021.

You can also speak to:

  • Public Protection Unit (West Mercia Police): 0300 333 3000
  • NSPCC: 0800 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111

If a child  is in imminent danger you must contact the emergency services immediately on 999.

Below is a series of links relating to safeguarding children.


Shropshire children’s social care and health website



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