If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, or if you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed, then you must contact Children’s Services and tell them your concerns.

You can report your concerns online via the ‘Report child abuse online – NSPCC website‘ or telephone the Initial Contact Team on 0345 678 9021.

If you need to report concerns out of office hours, then please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 6789040.

At Minsterley Primary School, the safety of our pupils is of the utmost importance to us.All our staff have up-to-date safeguarding training certificates from Shropshire Council and are aware of the signs of abuse and neglect.

We have designated members of staff to whom concerns are referred and who are here to help you as parents.

These staff have completed Designated Lead Training and attend refresher training as required.  In addition, they attend training offered by the Shropshire Safeguarding Partnership to ensure they are fully up to date.

Safeguarding and Child Protection-policy-2023

Getting help

Our designated safeguarding lead is Miss Wilcox (headteacher)

We also have safeguarding deputy who is Mrs Jo Holloway (deputy headteacher).

Please treat them as a first point of contact for safeguarding issues at the school.

If you are looking for information, you can also have a look at the website of

Shropshire Safeguarding Partnership.

The SSP is a representative group of agencies in Shropshire involved in safeguarding children and child protection, and its website contains contact details, links and documentation.


Useful numbers

Shropshire’s Safeguarding Partnership: 0345 678 9021 (out of hours: 0345 6789040)

Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police): 0300 333 3000

NSPCC: 0800 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111


Safeguarding – a definition

The following definition is the one we work by as a school and is Ofsted’s summary of the key points appearing in the Children Act 2004 and the Department for Education’s guidance on safeguarding.


We commit to:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing the impairment of children’s health and development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

Shropshire Safeguarding Link (SSBC)