Prior’s Mill CE Primary is committed to providing the very highest standards of protection and safety to the children entrusted to our care. All staff receive annual safeguarding training in relation to Keeping Children Safe in Education. Alongside this, staff are regularly and appropriately trained in first aid, digital safety, specific child protection issues and health and safety.

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is regularly reviewed and updated. You can access the document here:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

The Safeguarding Team

There is a team of senior leaders who are trained and experienced in responding to safeguarding concerns:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mr R Linsley, Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: 

  • Miss K Huddart, Deputy Headteacher
  • Mr C Richards, Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs R Rowbotham, Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs K McHale, SEN lead
  • Mrs A Hanson, Pupil Welfare Officer

The safeguarding team seek advice from, and refer concerns to, the Children’s Hub which provides information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families.

Anyone can contact the Children’s Hub if they have concerns about a child’s welfare or safety:

Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Children’s Hub: 01429 284284 or 01642 130080


Prior’s Mill works with Cleveland Police to support children who are affected by domestic abuse and participates in OPERATION ENCOMPASS