Find out how we keep your children safe and happy here at Northern Counties School.

Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is :

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

All Northern Counties School staff are trained annually; all staff have clearance to work with children through enhanced DBS  in addition to checks on prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent the individual from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.

We have clear procedures in place to report any concerns (CPOMS). We also teach our learners to keep themselves safe, both within the school grounds and in the wider world. We work closely with parents and wider multi agency teams to ensure that there is clarity and understanding of our procedures in relation to child protection.

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E-safety and child safety online is also a key feature of the work we do to keep our young people safe.

Policies and Procedures

Take a look at all of our policies and procedures in our documents center.


Check out our child-centered, unique curriculum designed to suit the needs of each individual child.

Prevent Duty

As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Simon Adams Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ros Martin Designated Assistant Safeguarding Lead
Lorna Wilson Designated Assistant Safeguarding Lead
Lauren Stephenson Designated Assistant Safeguarding Lead
Abi Cowie Designated Assistant Safeguarding Lead
Laura White Designated Assistant Safeguarding Lead

Foundation Overarching Safeguarding Statement

We treat safeguarding with the utmost seriousness and believe that protecting people from harm is everyone’s responsibility. The following has been agreed as our collective statement on our commitment in this crucial area

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