Child Protection

We believe at Tritlington Church of England First School that all pupils have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and that pupils will be unable to learn unless they feel secure. 


We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils and we endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.  


We are all alert to the signs of neglect and abuse and follow strict procedures to ensure all children receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures detailed in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with Northumberland County Council guidelines. 


We believe it is important for everyone to have the attitude of ‘it could happen here’ so that we are always vigilant and know how to respond ensuring we put the welfare of the child as paramount to any decisions we make. 


The joint Headteachers and Governing Body of the school ensure that the safeguarding of children is embedded in conjunction with the following statutory guidance: 


DfE – Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2021 


We have several policies in school which cover the various aspects of safeguarding. These are available within our Policies section of the website.