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Woolaston Primary School

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Woolaston Primary School

'Together we grow, achieve and celebrate’



Our safeguarding approach applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the Forest Edge Federation.  There are five main elements:


  • Establishing and maintaining a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
  • Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.


Further in formation of who to contact to raise concerns, both in school and out of school:

  1. Federation Child Protection Officers
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Miss J Lane, Executive Headteacher
    • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Woolaston PS) – Mrs E Gomersall, Mr C RushtonDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Tutshill CofE PS) - Mrs N Fryer 
    • Safeguarding Governor – Dr Marion Evans.
  2. Key external child protection contacts

Gloucestershire County Council - Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Partnership

  • MASH hub: 01452 614194
  • Out of hours emergency duty team:01452614194
  • Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations 01452 426994/ 01452 425017
  • Allegations Management: 01452 426320
  • Community Social worker: 01452 328048
  • The Front Door on 01452 426565 (option 1)

Safeguarding our children is everyone's business! 


Do you have concerns about a child?


If your concern is urgent, please contact the children's helpdesk on 01452 426565, or if someone is in immediate danger, the Police 999. 


We communicate child protection procedures to all staff, parents and visitors. We would ask that should you hear, see or read anything which troubles you about a child, do not ignore it, but report your concerns to our designated safeguarding lead Miss J Lane.


For advice and support:


Family Information Service - 0800 542 0202 - 


Domestic Abuse Helpline (24 hour) - 0808 2000 247 -

Alternatively, if you need the police but can't talk, dial 999 from a mobile, then 55 when prompted, don't hang up).  


Parenting and Family Support -


Young Minds Matter - support for child and family mental health -


ChildLine -  all-round support for children  -




WE ARE A GOOD SCHOOL… in all areas! - Ofsted 2023 / Attendance for Week Commencing 10th June 2024 - Sparrow 92.8%, Starling 94.8%, Robin 90.9%, Woodpeckers 95.2%, Heron 92.1% Whole School Attendance 93.1%