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Our school policies have been designed to ensure that all adults at The Willows are working together to safeguard and promote the well being of all our young people and adults in school.  Our policy describe the systems and arrangements in place to create and maintain a safe learning environment.  It identifies any actions which should be taken to address any welfare concerns about young people and adults in school.  Please take the time to read through our policy. Our Safeguarding Governor is Steve Foster.

Are you concerned about a child's welfare?

If you require help or support please ask to speak with a member of our safeguarding team on 437 4444.

If you have any worries about a child's safety or welfare, in the first instance speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. CFSC will then deal with your concerns.  If you think a child is at risk of immediate harm, please contact the police by calling 999. In addition, you can call the NSPCC Child Protection helpline on 0808 800 5000 to discuss your concerns.

For government advice to parent/carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm, follow the link: 

Internet Safety NSPCC

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe. 

Early Help Strategy

As part of our support for all children in school we have regular opportunities to consult with support services and health agencies through a multi-agency approach which sometimes includes completing the Early Help Form which supports families as well as pupils.  Please follow the link for information about Early Help:  You can also contact your local Early Help Hub by telephoning:  234 1977

The Prevent Duty

All schools have a duty to protect children from Radicalisation. Children can be exposed to different views and receive information from various sources.  Some of these views can be considered radical or extreme.  Radicalisation is the process through which a person comes to support or be involved in extremist ideologies.  As a school, we have a duty of care to protect our children. For further information, follow the link: 


Place 2Be offers a free and confidential service for parent/carers as well as children. Download our information sheet for more information or follow the link here. You can also access details about our parent councillor, Janet Sneddon here.  At The Willows Primary School, our School Project Manager is Becca Donaldson You can call on 0161 437 4444 to arrange an appointment to meet.


Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?  Follow the link for further information:

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The Willows Primary School

Tayfield Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1BQ