Safeguarding at Crosslee Community Primary School


Crosslee Community Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our pupils and families. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our safeguarding policy and child friendly safeguarding policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.


We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in child protection, the training equips staff in being able to look out for signs of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. Staff are required to report any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Miss Crew.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Miss Crew, is supported by the members of the safeguarding team.


Crosslee Community Primary School Safeguarding Team

Miss Crew – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Wadsworth – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Roberts – Assistant Head Teacher

Ms Dickson – SENDCo

Ms Rushton – Home School Liaison Officer

Mrs Cavanagh – Early Years Outreach Worker

Miss Mack – Teaching Assistant


We also have a safeguarding governor and her role is to challenge and monitor the school policy and practices. Sue Nicholson is the named safeguarding governor, although it is the responsibly of all governors to safeguard the children.


We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support pupils, families and staff at school. We follow the Manchester Safeguarding Partnership procedures and Keeping Children Safe in Education. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. Any concerns that are passed onto other professionals are in compliance with the Government’s Information Sharing Guidance.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 


Security and safety on the school site

Every member of staff wears a photo ID name card. Everyone who visits the school during the school day does so via the school office, where they sign in and can be greeted by a specific member of staff. Visitors and volunteers wear a photograph visitor badge to show they have followed the safeguarding security checks at the reception. On arrival, visitors and volunteers are given information on the school’s safeguarding procedures and to share any safeguarding concerns with the DSL.


Safer Recruitment

Crosslee Community Primary School creates a culture of safe recruitment and, as part of that, adopt recruitment procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children. Members of staff involved in the recruitment process have been trained in safer recruitment and follow the statutory safer recruitment guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education (Jan 2021)


Everyone who works with our pupils in regulated activity (have regular contact with our children) has a DBS check. This means specific checks have been carried out to ensure their suitability to work with children.


Safeguarding in the Curriculum

At Crosslee Community Primary School, children are taught about how to stay safe, where to go if they do not feel safe and staying safe online (more information can be found in the online safety section on our website).

Our taught curriculum and programme of assemblies covers how to stay physically and emotionally healthy and includes e-safety and relationship education. The curriculum aims to equip the children with the lifelong skills they need to stay safe.


Safeguarding Concerns

If you have any concerns, please visit or phone the school office and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team.


You can also contact:

Manchester Advice and Guidance Service 0161 234 5001

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

The NSPCC have a dedicated helpline to support anyone who has experience sexual abuse in education settings or has concerns about someone. 0800136 663


If you believe a child/person is in immediate danger, please contact the police and phone 999.

Contact us

Crosslee Primary School

Crosslee Road


Manchester, M9 6TG

0161 795 8493