Southway Primary School strives to keep children/young people safe by valuing them, listening to and respecting them, and through our policies, procedures and practices. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Southway Primary School is Mrs Catherine Monk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders are Mr Mike Wood, Ms Jools Eden and Mrs Lucy Collins.

Staff who have completed Safer Recruitment Training are Mr Mike Wood, Mrs Catherine Monk and Miss Caroline Smith.  Governors who have completed Safer Recruitment Training are Mrs Diane Willson and Mr Ken Pritchard.

The Safeguarding Policy is available here

The associated Online and E-Safety Policy is available here

As part of our safeguarding strategy, we are committed to promoting internet safety. Please also look at our 'E-Safety' page on this website.

If you have a concern about a child, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

If you are worried about a child you can also speak to the Integrated Front Door (IFD) on 01403 229900 or email at You should call 999 for the Police if you think a child is in immediate danger. 

To get help and advice on a wide range of issues, the Childline number is 0800 1111


Click on this link for useful information and advice to help you and your family create a healthy culture around gaming and for help and support for your child if they’re struggling.                      


Due to the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in our local area, Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.

There is a safety video below that you may want to watch with your children, however Network Rail would strongly recommend that you watch it first before showing your children to that you can pre-empt any questions your child may have.

Please be aware that this video contains security camera footage towards the beginning, of cars crossing the level crossing as barriers come down and also of a car rushing to get through the barriers and knocking two cyclists off their bikes. 

You can access the video by clicking this link.

This video is aimed at children aged between 7 and 11 years old.


Important Information for parents and carers regarding the vehicle football game Rocket League is available by clicking here


What parents need to know about Tik Tok, please click here.  Other information is available here also.


The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

  • Routines and rituals

  • My child is anxious

  • Safe social media for primary aged children

  • My child just says no to everything

The website can be found here:


Support information regarding the cost of living can be found here