Mrs Lakin is our Designated Safeguarding Lead at Willoughton Primary School


Mrs Dean is our Deputy Safeguarding Lead at Willoughton Primary School.


Please e-mail if you need any further information.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


Children's Services (Lincolnshire 01522 782111) Children's Services (North Lincolnshire 01724 296500)

CEOPChild Exploitation and Online Protection command

Useful Links

Reporting Concerns

If you suspect or believe a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm (including any form of mistreatment or abuse) you should ALWAYS report your concerns


In an emergency always dial 999

If there is no immediate danger to the child, or if you need some advice or information, you can contact the Children Services Customer Service Centre (CSC) on 01522 782111. If it is outside normal office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01522 782333


Reporting Concerns





Domestic Abuse

If you suspect anyone if suffering from domestic abuse then phone 999 

West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service
Tel: 01427 616 219
Monday - Friday - 9am – 5pm


Supporting your child


CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services which are specialist services that provide assessment, treatment and support to young people with emotional, behavioural and mental heath difficulties.

If you feel that your child requires support from CAMHS see either your GP or Mrs Lees, the school SENCO

Call us on 0808 802 5544

The Young Minds Parents Helpline is open from 9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri.






Safeguarding in other areas.








Everyone looks forward to the festive fun this time of year - but did you know that the Christmas season often sees a dramatic rise in the number of fires and accidents in the home?

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), around 80,000 people suffer accidents and injuries in their homes.

Shockingly, our statistics show that you’re 50 per cent more likely to die in an accidental house fire during the festive period than any other time of the year.

Some of these accidents can happen while putting up Christmas decorations - or worse, as a result of faulty fairy lights or unattended candles.


As part of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Fire Safe at Christmas campaign, here are some top tips for a fun - and safe - festive season


1. Make sure your smoke alarm works!

Ensure you and your family have working smoke alarms - and test them regularly.


2. Have an escape plan

Make sure your family and any visitors to the house know how to escape in an emergency by making a fire escape plan. Don’t forget to keep your emergency exits clear.


3. Check your Christmas tree light

If your Christmas tree catches fire, it could rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases, so check that your Christmas tree lights carry the British Safety Standard mark. If in doubt, replace your lights and always replace faulty bulbs. Don’t overload your electrical sockets with too many high-voltage plugs; if necessary, use a surge-protected extension cable. When going to bed or going out for the evening, make sure you’ve turned off and unplugged your Christmas tree lights and outdoor festive lights.


To see just how quickly a Christmas tree fire can spread - and how dangerous it can be - have a look at this clip of a Christmas tree fire. You’ll see it can take only a minute - literally.


4. Stand by your pan

Kitchens are one of the most likely places for a fire to start - and during Christmas, this trend increases dramatically. With family and friends around, and after a few festive drinks, it’s easy to become distracted. Our advice is simple: don’t leave your cooking unattended.


5. Take care with candles

Candles are typical in many homes - they scent our rooms and provide an atmospheric glow. Just remember that they’re still an open flame, which can be dangerous, so don’t leave them unattended. Place them in proper candle holders on a heat-resistant surface, and keep them away from flammable materials like curtains, as well as from pets and children. When leaving the room - even if it’s just for a moment - make sure you put them out.


By following these simple safety tips, you’ll have safer celebrations this season. 


Our Anti-bullying week   



Our Junior Home Safety Officers run an Anti-bullying poster competition to see who could come up with the best poster. We had three entries and they were all so good that they decided to make them all winners. Mrs Dean thought it would be a good idea to have them printed on to a t-shirt as a reminder to the children.



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Online resource with interactive activites and games teaching children, teens, parents & educators safety on the Internet.


Road Safety click here!



For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.


Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone!

For more information on Halloween safety

  • Halloween Food Safety
    Party food safety advice from the manager of the U.S. Department ofAgriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline.
  • Halloween Food Safety Tips
    Steps to help your children have a safe Halloween, and tips for Halloween parties, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Halloween Safety Tips
    Stay safe this Halloween with safety tips from the U.S. Consumer ProductSafety Commission.




The guidelines for a safe fireworks party are very simple to observe:

1. Follow the Fireworks Code.

  •  Keep fireworks in a closed box
  •  Follow the instructions on each firework
  •  Light all fireworks at arms length
  •  Stand well back
  •  Never go back to a lit firework
  •  Never put fireworks in your pocket
  •  Never throw fireworks
  •  Keep Pets indoors [ click here ] for more on pets and fireworks

2. Use only BS 7114 Fireworks

  • Check this when you are buying. All reputable dealers will only sell fireworks to this standard and if you are ever offered any others leave them alone!

3. Take special care with sparklers

  • Sparklers can be beautiful and enjoyable for young children but adults must be aware of their potential. Sparklers are the cause of a disproportionate number of injuriesbut only a few simple precautions are necessary.
    •  Always supervise children with sparklers.
    •  Teach them to hold the sparkler at arms length, but not near anyone else
    •  Sparklers are not for the under 5s. They will be labeled as such and it is yourresponsibility.
    •  Have a container of water handy, big enough for the spent sparkler. Dump the sparkler in it as soon as it goes out.

4. Further advice, publications etc:



Family activities

Each of these family activity sheets have a selection of short conversation starters, practical tips and fun tasks to do as a family.


Family activity sheet - cyber security

This activity sheet focuses on cyber security, and we have worked with the National Cyber Security Centre to help you be more Cyber Aware. 

Family Activity sheet - social media

This activity sheet focuses on social media. With a choice of 2 conversation starters, depending on if your child is on social media, 3 online safety actions and a fun family tasks, you can learn together about safer social media use.

Family Activity sheet - sharing images

This activity sheet focuses on sharing images online. With a choice of 3 conversation starters, 3 online safety actions and a fun family tasks, you can learn together about safer image sharing.

Family Activity sheet - live streaming

This activity sheet focuses on live streaming. With a choice of 3 conversation starters, 3 online safety actions and a fun family tasks, you can learn together about how to be safer when live streaming.

Family Activity sheet - online gaming

This activity sheet focuses on online gaming. With a choice of 3 conversation starters, 3 online safety actions and a fun family tasks, you can learn together about safer online gaming.

Parents and Carers Resources

If you haven’t already, read our Parents and Carers Helpsheets - there is one for primary and one for secondary. These contain key online safety advice and links to our resources, as well as support services.

We have also created short videos to help you with online safety at home on the following topics:

  • Watching videos        
  • Online gaming
  • Social media
  • Sharing images
  • Livestreaming
  • Cyber security

 Click here for short videos for parents and carers

Home activity packs

These home activity packs a have been created to cover different areas of online safety for each age range,  using our Thinkuknow resources. 

For Early Years and Primary:

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 4-5

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 5-7

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 8-10


Willoughton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.


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 pupils 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.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 


Our Child Protection/Safeguarding Officer is Mrs A Waplington).