What is safeguarding?


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and acting to enable all children to have the best outcomes.   

Within the Laurus Trust, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Our approach is child-centred and we consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child.  

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Crown Street Primary School is Heleyna Thompson, Head of School. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSLs) is Sarah Hopkins, Reception Class Teacher.

If you have a concern regarding the welfare of a child who attends Crown Street Primary School, please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team on 0161 549 7150 or [email protected]. 

Further advice and guidance can also be sought from the Manchester Safeguarding Partnership on 0161 234 5001.

For more information, please see our Safeguarding Policy on our Policy Page. 

Information about reporting online abuse or a hate crime can be found on the CEOPS Website or the Report Hate Website.

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