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Keeping Children Safe

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Charborough Road Primary School fully recognises its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure effective arrangements within our school to identify, assess and support children who are suffering from harm.

Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with, any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. All of our staff receive yearly updates as part of their child protection training.

Key School Contacts

The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Head Teacher is Claire Jones


The Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Head Teacher is Sara Malik


The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Georgia Snary


Safeguarding Concerns during the Coronavirus shutdown

For all Olympus primary parents and carers, there is now a phone number for you to contact about safeguarding concerns: 01454 822122.   You will need to leave an answerphone message and it will be closely monitored from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  If you phone the number outside these hours, there is a message with instructions about what to do and who to contact.  There is also a safeguarding e-mail address for all Olympus primary parents and carers: if you prefer to e-mail rather than phone. This will also be closely monitored from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Safeguarding systems are extremely robust and exceed expectations. Ofsted

If you are concerned about the well-being or safety of a particular child, please do not hesitate to contact us using the Safeguarding hotline or email address in order to discuss your concerns further.

Our Safeguarding policy can be found here

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Online Safety

If you have any immediate concerns about the welfare of a child then please use the CEOP button to report it to the police.

Below are some useful websites

Online Safety for Parents and Carers

Digital Parenting Magazine Issue 5

Online Safety Information Evening Presentation

Useful website links

Advice for Pupils

Advice for Parents/Carers

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

We have  a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.  We believe it is central to  helping children flourish, learn and succeed by providing opportunities for them, and the adults around them, to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience.

At Charborough child, staff and parent/carer mental health and wellbeing is seen as ‘everybody’s business’ and we are all here to help each other and ensure all our children and families are prepared for life every day.

If you are struggling with mental health issues or your child is experiencing difficulties, please come and speak to us.  We work closely with support networks locally as well as being able to sign post you to other resources or online help.

 Good mental health among children

When children have good levels of wellbeing it helps them to:

  • learn and explore the world;
  • feel, express and manage positive and negative emotions;
  • form and maintain good relationships with others;
  • cope with, and manage, change, setbacks and uncertainty;
  • develop and thrive.

When children are supported to look after their mental health and develop their coping skills it can help them to boost their resilience, self-esteem and confidence. It can also help them learn to settle themselves, feel calm, and engage positively with their education – which can, in turn, improve their academic attainment.

Don’t forget it’s just as  important to look after both your physical health and that of your child as well as mental heath. Your state of wellbeing affects how you cope with stress, relate to others, make choices, and play a part in your family, community, workplace, school and among your friends.

Here are some useful online resources:

One You (South Glos support)


Mind You (South Glos)

Mental Health (MIND)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Young Minds)


Encouraging better behaviour  (Save the Children)

Sleeping (NHS)

Childrens bowel and bladder charity (ERIC)

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Grief and Bereavement  (Cruze)

Play Therapy

Stand against Racism & Inequality

Anxiety  (South Gloucestershire Anxiety Toolkit)


Victim Support


The Samaritans



Eat well and keep healthy (Change4life)

Support with SEND (Supportive Parents – SENDIAS)

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