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The safety and well being of our children is a key priority for all. At Stanway Fiveways we have a range of safeguarding measures in place and robust child protection procedures.
As a school we have a responsibility to inform Children and Family Services if we have concerns about the welfare and safety of a child in our school.

For full details please download web versions of the school policies, located on the policies page.  In particular please see our Child Protection PolicyKeeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and our Child on Child Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy.

The Designated Safeguard lead is:

Mrs Michelle Hibbs (Deputy Head Teacher/SENCo)

The Deputy Designated Safeguard leads are:

Mrs D. Taylor (Parent Support Advisor)

Mr A. Squirrell (Head Teacher)

All staff have received Level 2 safeguarding training which is regularly updated.  

If you have a concern about a child, please contact the Designated safeguarding lead. Or any concerned adult is able to contact to the Essex Family Operations Hub. During office hours please use 0345 6037627, out of office hours please use 0345 6061212.

We all have a duty of care to help keep all children safe.

The Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty outlines the responsibility of everyone to ensure that others are not drawn into any sort of radicalisation. This is not necessarily violent extremism or terrorism; it can be online or not. Children in particular can be incredibly vulnerable and we, as professionals who work with your children, have undertaken the recommended training to look out for possible indicators. A change in your child's behaviour, or a child that you know, could be an indication that something is not quite right. If you are worried, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads for advice.

Site security

The main entrance is via Winstree Road.  We encourage all parents to bring their children through this gate and where possible, to follow the one-way system. We will always try to ensure that staff are manning the gates during the morning. Once the gates are closed, entrance to the school is via a buzzer, which will notify the office to release the gate.

For your child’s safety we ask all visitors to ensure they enter through the main entrance at the school office, sign into the Visitors' Book and collect a badge. Any child leaving the premises temporarily to attend appointments (dental or medical etc.) must be ‘signed out’ and ‘signed back in’ by their parents at the office. 


It is important that the school has all relevant medical information about children at the school. This information will be recorded by a member of the Inclusion Team. This information is then made available to all staff who work with the child. It is vital that the school is kept updated with regard to any changes in relation to medical conditions and allergies.

If a child requires regular medication, parents are asked to complete a written permission slip for staff to oversee the administration, with clear instructions about timing and dose. Medicines can only be administered in school if they have been prescribed by the child’s GP and cannot be fitted around the school day e.g. 4 x doses of antibiotics. If a child is presenting as unwell, with a headache or stomach ache and it is felt that Calpol would help we can administer this, but will always phone you for permission beforehand.

If your child is unwell during the school day we will make every effort to contact, you. Therefore, it is important that we have up-to-date information about contact numbers, so that we are able to phone you for any reason.

If your child has an accident in school, first aid will be administered by a member of staff.  We have qualified first-aiders in school who will supervise in the case of a more serious injury. If we have any concerns about a child following an accident in school, parents will be contacted immediately and your child may be taken straight to hospital.

If your child sustains a minor head injury during the course of the day, you will receive a 'bumped head' slip, thus minimising the risk of mistaken diagnosis should your child become unwell on returning home.

In the event of a child suffering from sickness or diarrhoea, parents are asked to keep the child at home for at least 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting/diarrhoea. After being unwell a child is often left feeling weak and therefore not in a fit state to cope with the many demands of school life.  In addition, it is important to prevent any individual from spreading an infection/virus to other members of the school community.

Useful websites:


The NSPCC provide lots of information, support and guidance for parents/carers.



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