Walmsley C.E. Primary School



Mrs Jo Atherton

Mrs Jo Atherton

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mr Alastair Catterall

Mr Alastair Catterall

Deputy DSL

Mrs Rachael Cahill

Mrs Rachael Cahill

Deputy DSL

Mrs Kath Greenhalgh

Mrs Kath Greenhalgh

Deputy DSL


Safeguarding & Child Protection

Online Safety Newsletters


Bolton Safeguarding Children

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What is Safeguarding?


Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.


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Online Safety is staying safe online and whilst using technology...

Click here to access Bolton Schools' Online Safety Page: https://www.bolton365.net/online-safety-at-home/

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Useful websites for Parents and Adults:




http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3b6y4j (Sharenting)