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The safeguarding of children is everyone’s business and schools have a responsibility to ensure that they promote the safety and welfare of children.


The safeguarding team at Southwood Primary School consist of:

Picture 1 Mr J. O'Byrne: Assistant Head & Safeguarding Lead
Picture 2 Mr C. Speller: Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Lead
Picture 3 Mrs E. Heggie: Assistant Headteacher & Deputy Lead

If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak immediately to a member of the Safeguarding team or the Headteacher. Any discussions will be treated in confidence; however, referrals to relevant agencies will be made if there is a need to safeguard an individual or individuals. 


Under 18 Years Old?

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.


If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at


An adult with concerns?

Call the NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact their professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call NSPCC or email

NSPCC Online:


Preventing radicalisation (PREVENT)

If you have any concerns about a child, group of children or family who are vulnerable to radicalisation or violent extremism, you should speak immediately to  the Headteacher or a member of our safeguarding team.

Further information can be found at:



The Metropolitan Police Service have set up an advise webpage which gives lots of information and advise on what to do in situations where you may need help. This includes if you are experiencing anti-social behaviour, honour based violence, dangerous dogs, drugs and alcohol or hate crime. For more information, and advise, go to:


Childcare at other venues

If your child attends childcare or learning at another setting or venue, before school or after school, it is likely that this provider will need to be registered with Ofsted. This ensures that the service provided is safe, and that the adults working with your children are appropriate for that role. If you need any help, the school is willing to help check the Ofsted status of any provider your child attends. For help with this, do not hesitate to contact a member of the safeguarding team via. the School Office.

Our Key Policies around Safeguarding are available from our Policies Page.