Alford Primary School recognises it has a vital role to play in promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We have a statutory and moral duty to support all pupils and we want everyone to feel safe and enjoy their time with us.

The safeguarding of our pupils is given the highest priority – from the appointment of staff, governors, volunteers and contractors and the required checking procedures, to the curriculum itself and the School’s activities both on and off site.

Alford Primary School teams up with other services and agencies to share information and work together to protect our pupils from harm and to help them to achieve. The welfare and safety of our pupils is of paramount importance.

All staff and adults involved in school life have a responsibility to safeguard our pupils. We train all our staff on Safeguarding issues, including policies and procedures.

Mrs Karen Hickinbottom is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Laura Mackenzie-Snow (Head Teacher) and Mrs Lisa Button (Deputy Head) are Deputy Safeguarding Leads. In addition, our SENCO, Mrs Ros Simpson supports the safeguarding team and is trained at the same level as our DDSL’s.

Should you have any safeguarding concerns about your own or any of our children at Alford Primary School, please make contact with either the school or any of the agencies which can be found on the schools safeguarding policies.

For further help or information, please contact us on (01507) 463414 or email us at:

You can read our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy on our Statutory Key Information Page or for other helpful information, please see the attachments below:

Talk Pants

Underwear Guide

Keeping Children Safe In Education

Alford Child Friendly Safeguarding Poster

Safeguarding Contact Detail Page


What is Prevent?

The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Prevent strategy:

  • Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
  • Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  • Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with

Useful Websites:

NSPCC Website

Action for Children

Anti Bullying Alliance