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Safeguarding is EVERYONE's responsibility if you have any worries about the welfare or wellbeing of a child please contact: iArt on 0300 1237047

Our school rules are READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE.  The SAFE element is taught through many different aspects of school-life. These include: P4C, Assemblies, SMSC, Computing and SRE. We also focus on  staying safe in the practical sense through safe movement throughout school and safe play in the playground.

We also have a zero tolerance policy on bullying in order to keep all children safe. We have a bullying investigation procedure that is followed if a concern is made that includes a robust follow-up system. 

Online Safety

Within school, each child has access to the internet to support their learning across different areas of the curriculum. To keep them safe, we ensure that our school has a filtering system which prevents any inappropriate content appearing on any searches or advertisements.

As well as this, within each year group, classes are taught about the risks and dangers when using the interent and are taught many ways of keeping themselves safe online. We promote good online behaviours and teach children the best ways to protect themself online through our e-safety units of work.

We are aware that the evergrowing and changing online world can be a confusing and also daunting place, especially as a parent or carer. Knowing the best ways to help keep your child safe at home when using the interent can seem quite over whelming, but below you will find key websites and guidance on many different areas of online safety.


The Prevent Duty

Throughout Primary Education, we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society. As part of our Curriculum we provide a safe learning environment in which children can raise controversial questions and concerns and explore boundaries of what is acceptable regarding their attitude to multi cultural and race issues.

PREVENT forms part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy and aims to prevent children and young people from getting drawn into terrorism.

There’s a chance that your child may meet people online or visit websites that could lead them to adopting what we consider to be extreme views, and becoming radicalised. Click on the image below to view a very useful link which can help parents and carers to ensure that their children are staying safe online.

Where to get help

The Active Change Foundation (ACF) provide a confidential helpline to prevent British nationals from travelling to conflict zones. 020 8539 2770

The Anti-Terrorist Hotline is where to report any suspicious activity that may be related to terrorism. 0800 789 321

If your child wants to talk to someone in confidence they can call Childline on 0800 1111 or Get Connected on 0808 808 4994 (text 80849)

The Home Office provides advice for parents concerned that their child may be involved in a gang

Mothers against Violence offers advice and support to those who may feel their child is at risk or involved in gun/gang/knife crime. Call them on 08450 662 4867

Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) is a national award winning charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people in the UK. 0808 808 2008

Parents can call the NSPCC’s free 24/7 adult helpline on 0808 800 5000, email or text 88858. You can also contact the Stop it Now! helpline on 0808 1000 900 where you can seek advice anonymously

See it Report it provide information on how to report extremist content through social media channels

If you see any content online related to terrorism, you can report it anonymously to the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU)


Operation Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Cheshire West and Chester schools and Cheshire Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic violence incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is done through a phone call to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is trained to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident. The Key Adult at J.H. Godwin is Mrs Nic Wetton. If she receives an Encompass call she will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and make sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations. This is described in our Child Protection policy.

The sharing of information from the Police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help. Our aim is to support children and their families

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Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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