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COVID-19 Safeguarding Information

At Southwood we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff, visitors and members of our community to share this commitment.


We are committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We have robust policies in place for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. These policies underpin our practice and every single member of staff in our school shares the values contained within.

They can be found on the policies page of this site or at the bottom of this page.


Any concerns about children are reported to the trained Designated Safeguarding Leads and procedures are followed in line with Local Authority policies and procedures, and with Government Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020)’ and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)’. Any information is shared in compliance with Information Sharing Guidance (2018) and in line with the Data Protection Act (2018).


Southwood Primary School Safeguarding Team: 

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr. O'Byrne 
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr. Halliwell (Headteacher)
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Heggie (Assistant Headteacher) 
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms. Wiseman (Family Support Officer) 


During school closure, if you are worried about a child, parent/carer or young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr O'Byrne) or one of the Deputy DSLs. A member of the safeguarding team will be able to respond in line with school and local authority policy.