At Hardwick Primary School we have a strong culture of safeguarding. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to safeguarding children, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  

If you are concerned about a child you may contact any of the people below (but preferably in the first instance, our safeguarding lead, Mrs Cowling) 


To download our Safeguarding Statement, please click here.

We recognise the contribution we must make to protect children from harm and support and promote the welfare of all children.

The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support.

HM Government documents:

Keeping Children Safe In Education (September 2023)

Keeping Children Safe In Education – part 1 (September 2023)

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

PREVENT Guidance for schools (2015)

If you have any questions regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection, then please contact the school office to speak to any of the school’s Safeguarding Officers listed below:

Useful Safeguarding Websites

National Online Safety (NOS) Website

Every Wednesday we receive a weekly update from the National Online Safety Team. They have produced a series of parent guides on games your child may be playing and issues that can arise from online use and gaming. Past parent guides include: Fortnite, FIFA, Minecraft, Roblox, WhatsApp, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, TikTok, You Tube, live streaming, screen addition, online grooming, etc.

The above guides can be found at

Parents can sign up to receive weekly updates from the website and if you are on Twitter, follow them at #WakeUpWednesday. I think you will find the guides very useful and informative.


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It offers advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer and has sections for children aged 4-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14+ and Parents/Carers.


The NSPCC website has lots of information about keeping children safe.


The Childline website has lots of information and advice for young people covering a variety of topics.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) 

The CEOP website has a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child exploitation.