Safeguarding at Morley Memorial: everyone, every day.
At Morley Memorial the safety and wellbeing of our children is at the heart of what we do.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and adults in our school and provide a
safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
Everyone is responsible for safeguarding.
What is safeguarding?
Adults in school are alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow Cambridgeshire procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection. We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads:
The linked governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Tom Knowles.
In school, if you are a child and are frightened ‘speak now’ to a trusted adult.
Children in school are encouraged to ‘speak now’ if they are worried or frightened. Trusted adults in school are: safeguarding leads, class teachers and teaching assistants, midday supervisors, the Office staff and other support teams.
There is always someone children can talk to in school – any trusted adult will always make time to listen to children and offer help. Staff will never promise to ‘keep a secret’ because sometimes we need to speak on a child’s behalf and pass important information on. We always tell children to speak to an adult if there is a problem and to support this, we also have worry boxes and ‘cuddly worms’ in every class so children can share ‘little niggles’.
Remember – if a problem feels too big – always speak to an adult.
Out of school, if you are a child and are frightened and in immediate danger call 999.
This number is free and open at any time of the day or night.
You don’t have to give your name. www.childline.org.uk
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Mental Health: www.cpft.nhs.uk/children
Centre33 (Young Carers Project): centre33.org.uk/help/caring/
Adults, if you are an adult or think a child is in immediate danger or needs urgent help, call 999.
If you have a serious concern outside of the normal school day that cannot wait, contact Cambridgeshire Social Care on 0345 045 5203.
If you have any concerns about any child, please contact Ms Kowalska (or any DSL) via the school Office during school hours, or Mr Casey/Ms Harper at Spectrum After School Club, or Dawn Diners.
As parents and carers, you should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Records of safeguarding concerns are kept. School staff will contact Children’s Social Care when we have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. In general, school staff will seek to discuss any concerns with parents/carers, including referrals to other agencies and professionals, where doing so would not put a child at risk of significant harm.
Please see the full Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement provided by the Local Authority to all Cambridgeshire primary schools Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement – July 2023
Safeguarding in the Curriculum
Safeguarding is woven throughout school life, including our curriculum. Children are taught about e-safety, safe relationships, safe behaviour, taking risks and managing tricky changes among many other aspects of safety covered in our PSHE programme, Computing curriculum and other curriculum subjects.
Our Wellbeing and Inclusion teams are also there to help all children feel safe and learn in school. There are lots of wellbeing links for children and adults on the Wellbeing page on our website.
Morley Memorial Safeguarding Policy is on our Policies page on the website and also via the link:
For non-urgent safeguarding concerns you may also contact the school safeguarding team via email:
This email address is checked regularly but is not an emergency contact.
The aim of Operation Encompass is to ensure all children experiencing domestic abuse receive timely support in their school.
We work in partnership with Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire County Council to identify and provide appropriate support to children who have experienced domestic abuse in their home. Cambridgeshire Education Safeguarding Team will share police information of all domestic incidents, where one of our children has been present, with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) (DSL)/Domestic Abuse (DA) Lead. On receipt of any information, the DSL/DA Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child may require.
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding
and child protection information. All information sharing and resulting actions will be
undertaken in accordance with the ‘Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint Agency Protocol
for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools, Colleges and Early Years settings’.
For more information: www.operationencompass.org
Safeguarding is at the heart of all that we do and this includes keeping our children safe in the digital world. In school, we employ a range of filtering techniques to limit what can be accessed on our network and to block inappropriate content. Even with such measures in place, it is vital we teach children about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of internet use, including ways to behave safely and stay safe online. This happens through the Computing curriculum, Safer Internet Day, Anti-bullying Week as well as other curriculum areas and assemblies.
As a parent or carer it can be confusing trying to keep up with all the apps, social media platforms, games and other digital content that children are accessing. Please see the information below as well as our online information page for parents’ page.
An organisation that links Google, BBC, Sky, TalkTalk and other digital providers.
Fun, accessible and age appropriate videos for children along with other resources, including
Bandrunner – an interactive game about internet safety
Jessie and Friends for 4-7 year olds and ‘Play Like Share’ for 8-11 year olds
Reporting Online Sexual Abuse to CEOP
(Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.
You can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.
As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.
Are you being bullied?
CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you’re being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.
See Childline link above.
We do our utmost to protect children at Morley Memorial Primary School from radicalisation. There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal sources- pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors or external sources- school community, external agencies or individuals. For details on how we do this see our PREVENT Action Plan
We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and where appropriate, dealt with. Prejudice-related incidents are logged and reported on the Prejudice Reporting for Education website
Cambridgeshire Children’s Social Care
If you are an adult and are:
Concerned that a child may be suffering physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or is being neglected.
A parent or carer and you feel you are harming your child or are close to doing so
Cambridgeshire Children’s Social Care
Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (office hours) 01733 234 724 (out of hours)
More information can be found on the Cambridgeshire.gov website: