Safeguarding at Sharples

Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors

Sharples Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Staff, governors and volunteers require an enhanced DBS disclosure and to undertake annual safeguarding training. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Gemma Partington (Head Teacher).

 The Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Andrew Lloyd (Deputy Head Teacher), Mr Martyn Slater (Assistant Head Teacher & SENCo), Mrs Karen Bradshaw (TLR) and Mrs Jayne Buchanan (Business Manager)

The Designated Safeguarding Governors are Mrs Shirley Buckley, Dr Gareth Hughes and Mr Martyn Slater.

The Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (LAC) is Mr Martyn Slater. The Deputy Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Pupil Premium Lead is Mr Andrew Lloyd.

  • EYFS & Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead is Mrs Karen Bradshaw 
  • Online Safety Lead is Miss Victoria Hamer
  • Safeguarding Children with SEND Lead is Mr Martyn Slater
  • Safer Recruitment Lead is Mrs Gemma Partington

  • Prevent Lead is Mr Andrew Lloyd

If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.

In an emergency call 999 or if a child is at significant risk of immediate harm and it is not safe to wait for the online referral form to be assessed call 01204 331500.

The Integrated Front Door operates from 8:45 – 17:00, Monday to Friday. Out of hours or bank holidays, call the emergency duty team 01204 337777.

You can contact the Bolton Local Safeguarding Children Board by following this link:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Documents

Low Level Concern Policy

PREVENT Strategy

Child on Child Sexual abuse and/or harassment

Dedicated NSPCC helpline 0800 136 663

This helpline provides both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals. See our safeguarding policy for our procedures. 

Child on Child sexual abuse and harassment is not acceptable and not tolerated. Sexual harassment refers to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that occurs online or offline. Sexual harassment violates a pupil’s dignity and makes them feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated, and can create a hostile, sexualised or offensive environment. If left unchallenged, sexual harassment can create an atmosphere that normalises inappropriate behaviour and may lead to sexual violence.

Sexual harassment could include:

  • Sexual comments.
  • Sexual “jokes” and taunting.
  • Physical behaviour, such as deliberately brushing against another pupil
  • Online sexual harassment, including non-consensual sharing of images and videos and consensual sharing of sexual images and videos (often known as sexting), inappropriate comments on social media, exploitation, coercion and threats 

Pupil Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Operation Encompass

Safeguarding Information for Visitors

Statutory Safeguarding Documents

Web Filtering System

We have secured a service level agreement with Bolton LA to provide school with an efficient web filtering system.

Additional information on Online Safety can be located in the Children and Learning section. 

All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of Sharples Primary School. 

The Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements. Copies of all training certificates can be found in individuals personnel files. 

A Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.