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The health, safety and well-being of all the children at Tottington Primary School are of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our school. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. In our school we respect our children. The atmosphere within our school is one that encourages all children to do their best. We provide opportunities that enable our children to take and make decisions for themselves. We work to create a culture of security to enable them to feel valued, listened to and to know that their wishes and feelings are respected.


We recognise that abuse and neglect can result in underachievement. We strive to ensure that all our children make good educational progress.

Teaching personal, social and health education and citizenship, as part of the National Curriculum helps to develop appropriate attitudes in our children, and makes them aware of the impact of their decisions on others. We also teach them how to recognise different risks in different situations, and how to behave in response to them.

Our school policies have been developed to ensure the school fulfils the principles, requirements and any statutory duties established by:

  • Education Act 2002

  • Children Act 2004

  • Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007

  • Working together to safeguard children 2015

  • Safer Working Guidance DfE 2014

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

  • The Prevent Duty Advice June 2015

  • Revised guidance on “Children missing in Education”.

  • The school will also follow the procedures set out by Bury Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB).