Barley Fields Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and to achieve this we ensure the continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures. 

We have a number of policies in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.  All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies including online safety. 

All staff and Governors are expected to read and adhere to the DfE guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

As part of our safeguarding responsibilities we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  In the majority of cases we will ensure that our concerns about children are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare and well-being.  In this instance, we will follow procedure and make referrals to the appropriate agencies for support. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:

  • Mrs. Caroline Taylor (Head Teacher) – DSL
  • Mr. Rob Shildrick (Deputy Head Teacher) DSL
  • Mrs Clare Shildrick (Assistant Head Teacher) DDSL
  • Mrs Tanya Flores Dominguez (EY Leader) DDSL
  • Mrs E Brand (KS1 Lead) DDSL
  • Miss A Barton (UKS2 Lead) DDSL
  • The designated governor for safeguarding is Mrs Glynis Pattison

Further information about safeguarding children in Stockton can be found on the Hartlepool and Stockton Safeguarding Children Partnership website:

Operation Encompass

As part of our safeguarding procedures, we have a direct link with Cleveland Police, who provide us with information in respect of any Domestic Violence incident where a child is present.  

Information will be shared through normal safeguarding reporting where it is identified that a child or young person may be at risk following this.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023
Safeguarding - Child on Child Abuse Policy 2022
Safeguarding -Walking Home Alone Policy 2023
Safeguarding - Y5 and 6 Mobile Phone Policy 2023
Safeguarding - Whistle Blowing Policy
Safeguarding - Operation Encompass - Information for Parents
Safeguarding - The Prevent Strategy - Information for Parents
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