Safeguarding Your Children  

Our main aim at Woodside is to create a nurturing, safe, warm and happy environment for children to thrive in, hopefully allowing them to fulfil their full learning potential and encourage their social and emotional growth.

The safety and welfare of the children is our first priority here at Woodside.  We strive to keep our learning environment a safe one and have various measures, procedures and policies in place to ensure children are safe while in our care.  

Operation Encompass 

In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Woodside Primary School is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass.

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

 Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

At our school the Key Adults are Mr Collings (Headteacher) and Mrs Murray (Deputy Headteacher, SENDCO and Designated Safeguarding Officer).

This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most. You can find our more by visiting or by contacting one of our Key Adults. 

Safeguarding Policies 

We have created a child friendly safeguarding policy.

Here are our Safeguarding Policies for your information:

square_red.gifChild Friendly Safeguarding Policy  

yellow.gifSafeguarding and Child Protection Policy  

square_red.gifKeeping Children Safe in Education 2016 (Halton Borough Council)       


If you have any welfare or safeguarding concerns please contact:                                                            

 Mrs Murray (Safeguarding Officer) or Mr Collings at school Tel: (01928) 564031  or                                                     

 Mr Tom Hall (School Governor responsible for Safeguarding) Tel: 07936 022 531.  

Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any queries regarding safeguarding.