Safeguarding - Everyone's Responsibility

We are driven by our desire to provide a positive, safe and stimulating environment.

Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy is passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

Our Safeguarding Policy

Tinsley Meadows Primary School has a robust policy in place for ensuring the well being of our children. This policy underpins our practice and values shared by every single member of staff in our school.

Safeguarding Policy (updated Sept 2023)

Online Safeguarding Policy 2022

We also have a procedure for the reporting of Low Level Concerns about a child.

What to do if you are concerned about a child

Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm or abuse.

If you are worried about a child or young person, please tell someone about your concerns.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.  We also has a designated Link Governor with a responsibility for safeguarding our children: David Sandilands.

Don’t think “What if I’m wrong?” – think “What if I’m right?”

Who else you can contact:

You can talk to a professional at one of the agencies below, in confidence. You do not have to give your name or address.

  • Children and Families Services – you can speak to a Duty Social Worker for Children and Families Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ring (0114) 273 4855. More information about getting help from Social Care Services can be found on the Sheffield City Council Website.
  • Sheffield City Council First Stop Reception – you can call, in person, to the Council First Stop Reception, Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH from 8.45 am – 5.15 pm Monday to Friday (4.45 pm on Fridays).
  • South Yorkshire Police – you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ring (0114) 220 2020.
  • Other professionals – you can also speak to other professionals such as a doctor, health visitor, teacher, or the NSPCC who can advise you and put you in touch with a social worker or police officer, or who can pass on information on your behalf.

In an emergency – do not delay – call 999