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Ordsall Primary School



"Thank you for all your hard work throughout 2020/21 keeping our children safe......" (Phase 2 Parent 2021)

At Ordsall Primary School we take our responsibility for Safeguarding very seriously. Our senior staff have all been Safer Recruitment Trained and updated this training in November 2019 and all our staff are regularly updated on changes to documentation, policy and procedures. The staff received our last 3 yearly whole staff training for Safeguarding in January 2020. Our staff, who share this commitment to everyone's safety, are required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before they are able to work with us at Ordsall. 


On a day to day basis some of the strategies we use include giving parents and carers access to the Safer Schools APP, accessing support and workshops from the NSPCC e.g. Pantasaurus and our staff at the school use the C-POMS system to record any concerns. The lead staff network regularly with officers from Nottinghamshire County County, including the Safeguarding Children in Education Officer, colleagues in other schools and other agencies and, when necessary, with Social Care. The work of Ordsall Primary School in this area has been shared widely with other schools as an example of good practice by the Safeguarding Children in Education Officer for NCC and, as result, the school's DSL's have worked with others to improve their approaches and practices towards Safeguarding. 


The school adheres to the latest guidance contained within Keeping Children Safe in Education and all staff are required to complete an assessment of their understanding of the document and any changes to it as part of our Safeguarding Training.


Below is the basic flow chart that we use in our Safeguarding Practice

"I can’t praise all the staff enough for all there hard work during these hard times, you have all done a great job keeping the school and children safe." (Phase 2 Parent 2021) 

Barnardo’s ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service

See, Hear, Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


See, Hear, Respond, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).


See, Hear, Respond will support from pre-birth up to 18 years of age and those with special educational needs under the age of 25.


See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made, so no child is missed.


Help is available in one or more of four ways:

  • an online hub of support and information
  • online counselling and therapy
  • face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
  • helping children and young people reintegrate back into school

You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.


For more information please click here or go to the See, Hear, Respond support hub