Carrington Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The safety and wellbeing of all of the children is everyone’s responsibility.

Designated Professional Safeguarding Lead

THE DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL) is a senior member of the school’s leadership team who is designated to take lead responsibility for dealing with safeguarding issues. The role of the DSL for Child Protection is to take responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, provide advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority and working with other agencies to ensure all children at our school are safe.

Our safeguarding governor is Louise Broadbent. 

If you have any safeguarding concerns

In school:

  • Please see one of our DSLs Mr Digges or Mrs Swankie
  • You can telephone school and request to speak with a DSL. It is important you explain when telephoning that the nature of your call is a serious safeguarding concern but please do not disclose details to our office staff.

Further support can be found from Nottingham City Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (known as MASH). See below

If you are a Child, a Parent, a Family Member or a Member of the public and have worries about a child – Please contact us on 0115 876 4800 to discuss your worries.

How do we keep children safe in school?

  • Clear procedures for all staff and stakeholders to follow to report any concerns
  • A  strong curriculum which underpins our vision and ethos. It educates all our children on risk management and safety- some examples include: E Safety, Drugs, Alcohol, Sex & relationships and social/emotional well-being
  • Regular training from the local authority to ensure up to date knowledge of new initiatives and government documents.
  • Safe recruitment practices inline with  Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2023


If you believe that a child is at immediate risk and in need of protection then you should call the Police – 999 immediately.

Alternatively, if you feel the child is a risk of abuse or neglect, but not in immediate need of protection, you should call the Police on 101.


If you are an adult who wants to speak to someone because you are worried about a child’s safety or wellbeing but are not sure what to do, you can phone the NSPCC Free Helpline on 0808 800 5000.

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