At Holbrook Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that our children learn in a safe, nurturing, and secure environment. Safeguarding the children at our school is of the highest priority to us.
Our Safeguarding Team
Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility, and at Holbrook we have a skilled Safeguarding Team who work together to ensure that our children are safe.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Our DSL is Mrs Nicola Roberts
Nicola is our pastoral manager and is a part of the Senior Leadership Team at Holbrook.
She is also our Parent Support Advisor (PSA) and works with many of our families.
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)
Mrs Vicki Cottrell (Headteacher) is a DDSL at Holbrook
Mrs Rose Nunn (Deputy Headteacher) is a DDSL at Holbrook
The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is responsible for promoting a safe environment for children and young people. Nicola is the first point of contact for all staff and volunteers to go to for advice if they have a concern about a child’s welfare. The DSL and deputy DSLs (DDSLs) all have a higher level of safeguarding training and knowledge than the rest of the staff, which is updated biannually.
From time to time, we have safeguarding concerns about children in our school. We will endeavour to share any concerns we may have with parents regarding the welfare of their child, as appropriate. We have a duty to refer to social care if we suspect a child is suffering from or may be at risk of significant harm. If we make a referral to social care, we will inform the parents concerned, unless to do so could place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Our first concern will always be the welfare of the child.
We will advise the Designated Officer For Allegations (DOFA) at Wiltshire Local Authority if we have any concerns about the actions of an adult in a position of trust at Holbrook.
All staff and volunteers are trained regularly to ensure they are fully aware of school expectations and key policies and procedures as well as national statutory requirements. School leaders ensure that stringent, safer recruitment practices are adhered to when recruiting new staff.
Our Early Help Offer
At Holbrook we prioritise building positive, supportive relationships with our children and their families.
we know that family life can be challenging at times and strive to offer support at the earliest possible opportunity.
team Holbrook are here to help our families directly or by referring or signposting a service that can help.
we work in school and alongside other professionals to provide the very best possible outcomes for all Holbrook children.
if you need help please talk to us and we will do our very best to help.
Nicola Roberts (call or text)