Old Sarum Primary School

Safeguarding at Old Sarum Primary 

Old Sarum Primary School takes its duty of care to all children and young people very seriously, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a Child Protection Policy and robust safeguarding procedures in place to ensure safeguarding is always of the highest priority and children and staff feel safe in school.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Sarah Barwell (Headteacher)

Catherine Morgan-Smith (Deputy Headteacher)

Rebecca Bright (Behaviour & Attendance Champion)


Our nominated Governor is:

Maria Stevenson


Old Sarum Safeguarding Email:



Worried About a Child?

If a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.


Contact children's services

If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact:

0300 456 0108 - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), standard working hours:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8.45am to 5pm
  • Friday from 8.45am to 4pm

0300 456 0100 - Out of hours service:

  • Monday to Thursday 5pm to midnight, Friday 4pm to midnight
  • weekends and Bank Holidays from 9am - midnight
  • phones are diverted to the Social Work Standby Service from midnight to 9am (7 days a week)


The Integrated Front Door service

The Integrated Front Door service provides a 24-hour response to concerns for children 7 days a week, 365 days a year and all staff in the team have training and experience in the support and safeguarding of children.

The service consists of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), the Early Support Hub (ESH) and the Out of Hours Service (EDS) and is based in one hub in County Hall, Trowbridge.


MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)

  • MASH is the front door for all referrals in relation to children and young people in Wiltshire. The team is co-located with police and health colleagues to ensure timely decision making occurs in response to safeguarding referrals.
  • Contact MASH on 0300 456 0108 or email mash@wiltshire.gov.uk(opens new window).
  • Early Support Hub (ESH)
  • Our Early Support Hub aims to build effective support within our communities for children and families where there is not a safeguarding risk to ensure that children and families receive the right support at the right time for them. We have strong multi agency partnerships with Police, health, education, domestic abuse services, substance misuse services and child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) who are co-located within the Front Door services. The ESH also works with several virtual partners including probation, army welfare service and adult mental health.
  • Our Early Support workers undertake lead roles with education, Early Years, teenagers & Young People, and have extensive knowledge of services available in the local area to support families. If you would like to speak with one of our Early Support workers, please phone the Integrated Front Door on 0300 456 0108.


Help and Support around online harms: 

Below are links to guidance related to keeping your child safe whilst online and other helpful safeguarding information for parents/carers.

If you feel like someone has acted inappropriately towards you online via any form of social media you should report it. Each of the main social media applications have 'report abuse' buttons which you can use but you can also contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) using the link below.


Guidance for Parents and Carers on online sexual harassment and keeping children safe online

The Children’s Commissioner has launched a guide for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online.

Please click here for the guide and more information

CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. Please complete the form on the link below to start your report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.



Safety and Security at OSP

Your child’s safety is our number one priority. For this reason, we ask for your help in these ways:


Maintain up-to-date contact information (minimum of 2 contacts)

We need to know how to reach you, or a person named by you, who will care for your child in an emergency. Please inform the school office promptly of any changes, so we can ensure our records are up-to-date.

We will always try to contact you if we feel that your child needs urgent medical attention. In the event of real emergencies, we will arrange for your child to be taken to hospital as well as contacting either you or a named contact.


Let us know about changes to collection arrangements

We will not allow your child to leave the school premises during the school day unless you have told us to do so. If you have made arrangements for your child to be collected by someone else, please make sure you inform the school.


Follow our procedures for visitors

For security reasons, we ask that all parents, carers and visitors use the main entrance and report to reception. No adults (apart from school staff) should use the children’s entrances to come into school unless they are meeting a teacher directly and are invited in.

All visitors are required to wear a visitor’s badge whilst they are on site, so our children will know you are not a stranger.