What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. Click here for more guidance.

Safeguarding at Hucklow

Ms Irwin – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Jane Irwin – Designated Safeguarding LeadAt Hucklow Primary School, all staff recognise that we have a shared responsibility to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to providing a safe environment for children to learn in and identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and school.

Sheffield has a Multi-Agency Children’s Safeguarding Board which Hucklow Primary School supports and is guided by.

For expert information to help children and young people stay safe online visit www.parentinfo.org/

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available on our policies page.


Sheffield Safeguarding Children 

Sheffield Safeguarding Children provide guides for parents on their Information for Parents, Carers and Families page, this includes information and link covering areas from online safety, child protection and what to do if you are concerned about a child