Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Keeping Children Safe

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child who attends our school, please contact the Headteacher or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) via the school office on 0115 9150298 or by emailing

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

Mrs Nicola Rowe - DSL

Miss Sam Wardle - DSL

Keeping Children Safe



At Glade Hill Primary & Nursery School, the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the school makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help protecting pupils from harm. We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development. In delivering this ambition we will adhere to the principles set out in Nottingham’s Family Support Strategy and NCSCP Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance.


Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, in line with the School's Safeguarding policy, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 (updated Dec 2020), and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.


Designated Teacher for Children in Care and

Children previously in Care

(formerly called Looked After Children)


Miss S. Wardle (Inclusion Lead and SENCO)


Named Governor for Safeguarding and Children in Care and Children previously in Care


Mr R Boddington



Worried about a child?

  • If you have concerns that a child is being harmed the worst thing you can do is nothing.
  • Most of us, at some time, will have a concern about a child who lives in our community. However, we don't always know what to do, whether to involve ourselves in someone else's business or who to tell. 
  • Everyone, irrespective of whether they work directly with children and their families, has a responsibility to ensure that children's well-being is safeguarded and promoted.
  • The worst thing you can do if you have concerns is nothing.
  • If you believe that a child is at immediate risk and in need of protection then you should call the Police on 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.



You may be worried about the repercussions of reporting your concerns to Children's Social Care, both for yourself and your family.

The person making the call will always be asked for their name and contact details - so you can be contacted again if needed. However, you can ask for your details to remain confidential, or provide information anonymously.



As a school, we take part in the NSPCC's 'Speak out. Stay Safe' programme. 


This consists of an online assembly and supporting classroom-based activities.  Speak out. Stay safe.  is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK.  It aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child friendly, interactive way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.


Currently, the NSPCC have developed an online version of their Speak out. Stay safe. programme to help overcome some of the challenges that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented in relation to having external speakers in school.