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Safeguarding at Town Farm

How do we keep your child safe?


Safeguarding encompasses all the things we do to protect our pupils.  All schools have a legal duty to protect pupils and at Town Farm this duty of care is placed above everything else.  


Safeguarding includes: 

child protection

health and safety


ensuring no discrimination

monitoring attendance

monitoring punctuality

promoting anti-bullying

preventing child-on-child abuse

preventing risk of radicalisation

online safety

disclosure and barring checks on staff and adults in the school

first aid and medication 


All staff, including governors, have annual training including an assessment test, as well as termly updates to ensure they keeping child safety at the forefront of what they do, including referring and monitoring cases of suspected abuse.  Staff are required to read the school's Child Protection Policy and Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education each year. 


If you have any safeguarding concerns please email the Lead DSL, Miss Elliott or Deputy DSLs, Mr. Bhatti, Mrs. Shrimpton or Mrs. Smith at


Town Farm prides itself on excellent communication, especially where safeguarding is concerned.  The DSL team are here to listen and to support families.  


Town Farm Safeguarding Statement

Town Farm Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children under Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023.

This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and develop; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.