Safeguarding at our school

The school’s Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Samantha Harries.

The Deputy DSLs in school are Mrs Edwards, Miss Charles, Mrs Kirk, Mr Corcoran and Miss Cross.

Swallowdale Primary fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. The Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) are responsible for overseeing the fostering of good practice and an honest, open, caring and supportive environment.

Pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance, therefore safeguarding our pupils is the priority of Bradgate Education Partnership and Swallowdale Primary. This is reflected throughout Trust and school policies and is embedded into school life. Our school values ‘Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Safe’ sit at the heart of our school ethos.

Our Safeguarding and  Child Protection Policy can be found in the Policy section of the website alongside our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy too.

If you would like to discuss any concerns about your child, then please do contact us at school. You can contact school on 01664 565456 or use the email

We are an Operation Encompass school which means that we work closely with the police. You can find more information on their website

If you are concerned about a child, anyone can contact the First Response Children’s Duty Team on 0116 305 0005 (24-hour phone line). 

Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in danger contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.