Gorsewood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff are regularly trained in Child Protection, and are fully aware of the procedures to follow if they are concerned about the wellbeing of a pupil and know who to report those concerns to.

If you have any concerns please contact the designated safeguarding staff responsible for safeguarding and child protection in our school.


  • Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Miss E Jackson (Headteacher)     

Tel: 01928 712100


  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs C Westwood (SENCO)     

Tel: 01928 712100

Mrs J Neilson (FSW)     

Tel: 01928 712100


What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.  Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.


What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Our staff and governors undertake annual training in Safeguarding including:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Prevent Duty
  • Online Safety


Parents and carers

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.

All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect. A third of people who suspect child abuse, do nothing. A number of people do not act on their suspicions because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain about whether a child is being abused; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to Children’s Social Care who can look into it.

If you’re concerned about a child call, please contact the school DSL, however, if it is holidays or the weekend, use the contacts below:

  • ICart -0151 907 8305 (Office Hours Mon-Thurs, 9am – 5pm, 9am – 4.30pm Fri)
  • 0345 050 0148 (Outside Office Hours and throughout Weekends)
  • Cheshire Police 101 (non-emergency) 999 (emergency)

Further information can be found using the following links:


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Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES