At Hardwick Primary School we have a strong culture of safeguarding. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to safeguarding children, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Below are our safeguarding policies and the links to key documents that we adhere to, to safeguard children:

School safeguarding policies:

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Sept 2018

Safer Recruitment Policy Sept 2018

Online Safety Policy


Hardwick Primary School – SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

To download our Safeguarding Statement, please select here.

We recognise the contribution we must make to protect children from harm and support and promote the welfare of all children.

The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support.


HM Government documents:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 (full document)

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 – Part 1

Working Together To Safeguard Children 2018

PREVENT Guidance for schools (2015)


If you have any questions regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection, then please contact the school office to speak to any of the school’s Safeguarding Officers listed below:


Hardwick Primary School Safeguarding Officers

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

Miss Kathryn Day (Deputy Headteacher)


Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSL):

Mr Daryl Jones (Headteacher)

Mrs Zara Cowling (EYFS/KS1 Leader)

Mr Nick Wells (KS2 Leader)


Named Safeguarding Governors:

Mr Andy Abbott (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mrs Alison Burgess (Co-opted Governor)


Online Safety Lead:

Miss Kathryn Day (Deputy Headteacher)


Alternate Online Safety Lead:

Mr Nick Wells (KS2 Leader)


Contact numbers for members of the public concerned about a child’s safety

Customer First – 08088 004005

Police – 01473 613500 or 999


National Online Safety

Every Wednesday we receive a weekly update from the National Online Safety Team. They have produced a series of parent guides on games your child may be playing and issues that can arise from online use and gaming. Past parent guides include: Fortnite, FIFA, Minecraft, Roblox, WhatsApp, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, TikTok, You Tube, live streaming, screen addition, online grooming, etc.

The above guides can be found at:

Parents can sign up to receive weekly updates from the website and if you are on Twitter, follow them at #WakeUpWednesday. I think you will find the guides very useful and informative. They have produced a song to encourage parents and carers to “stay switched on” to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite. This can be viewed by visiting their website or from: 

YouTube link: