What to do if you have a safeguarding concern?

Term time:

Call school on 01709 770236 and ask to speak to Anna McDonald  (DSL) or Ruth Sampson (DSL)  


Email with the subject title URGENT FAO Safeguarding DSL

Non Term Time:

Call Rotherham Safeguarding Board (MASH) on 01709 336080  (option 3) to report your concern


Call the police on 101

For urgent or serious concerns call the police immediately on 999

The Wales Safeguarding Team

 Mrs Ruth Sampson  DSL & Headteacher
 Mrs Anna McDonald  DSL & Headteacher
 Mrs Charlotte Lax  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Headteacher
 Mrs Katherine Askey  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Headteacher
 Mr Paul Fletcher  Safeguarding Governor


Wales Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects everyone involved with our school to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

Wales Primary School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes. Both co-headteachers are Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL): Mrs Ruth  Sampson and Mrs Anna McDonald. In addition, Mrs Charlotte Lax and Mrs Katherine Askey (assistant headteachers) are both Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Paul Fletcher.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other student at Wales Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or member of the safeguarding team who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

Click on the links below to access safeguarding information, help and advice:

Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership

NSPCC - Advice on keeping children safe


Educate against hate - government advice

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