Safeguarding within Northfield St. Nicholas Primary Academy.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Safeguarding How we do it here

Where can I access support in the school?

In the first instance speak with your child’s class teacher, either before school or at the end of the day. If you wish to speak with them at another time this can either be arranged in advance with the class teacher or through the school office.

Safeguarding concerns -The Pastoral Team make up the Safeguarding Team with Lindsay Higgins, as Senior Designated Person for Safeguarding.

If you have a safeguarding concern, please speak to the main office and a member of the team will contact you as a priority.

Next step is to speak with a member of the Safeguarding and Inclusion Team.


Lindsay Higgins                                                       Jade Howgate                                                     Bev Leech

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)               Safeguarding Officer                                   Early Help Practitioner

Safeguarding & Inclusion Lead


Mel Tindsley                                                  Sam Woolston                                            Louise Eglington

Attendance Officer                                    Inclusion Support                                        Thrive Practitioner


The Pastoral Team are able to support with behavioural concerns, friendship issues, worries regarding school or home, health issues and bereavement.

Please speak to the main office if you wish to speak to a member of the Pastoral Team and they will contact with you within 24 hours.

Concerned about a Child’s Safety?

You can speak to any member of staff if you have concerns about a child’s safety.

Alternatively you can report anonymously using the telephone number or the link below:

Parent Safeguarding information:

Early Help Booklet 23-24


Northfield St Nicholas Primary Academy SOSS Participation Certificate – ENG


Parenting in a digital world parents evening presentation-plan

Parents evening presentation parenting in a digital world 2021

Keeping children safe/online-safety/

Keeping children safe/online safety/parental controls/

Trainline Safety:

Education about rail safety at Key Stages 1 and 2

Water Safety:

Water Safety Code

Is this Safe or Unsafe? Get thinking about the safer and less safe ways to behave near the water.

Road Safety:

Road safety teaching resources for children

Road Wise – Green Cross Code

The police have reported a large number of bike’s being stolen in the area.

We have combatted this by ensuring that pupils bikes are in a more secure area of the school.

Staying Safe in the Community:



Sexual Abuse or might want to call it ‘Keeping our bodies to ourselves’:

Mental Health Support:

General Safeguarding Advice and Support:


Safeguarding Policies

Please click here to see our policies page

Safeguarding Leaders

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child at Northfield please contact our safeguarding leaders:

Lindsay Higgins DSL and Jade Howgate SO.

They can be contacted by phoning the school on 01502 563528