We pride ourselves on how we work closely with children and their families, colleagues and outside agencies to ensure that children’s health, safety and well-being are at the forefront of our everyday practice.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Sept 2022

Keeping children safe in education 2022

Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership

Shropshire Child Exploitation – Leaflet for Parents Carers

Operation Encompass

We are part of a national project, which is being run locally in partnership with Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police. Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and the council will inform a member of staff if a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse incident. This information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse.

Our School is a ‘Safer School’ 

Our school is a ‘Safer School’

West Mercia Police and Shropshire Council support our school with the Safer School initiative. We are an accredited ‘Safer School’ and proud of our Safer School sign and certificate. The accreditation is reviewed every two years.

The initiative is a holistic, practical and realistic approach to school security and personal safety. It gives our school a clear focus on the subject and turns a negative subject into a positive one. It sets a minimum standard for school security.

The essential elements of the ‘Safer School’ process include:-

· Implementing a security policy that the governors have adopted.

· Consulting parents/carers and pupils/students for their views and updating them on any progress.

· Publicity of Safer Schools to school staff, pupils, school neighbours, parents and prospective parents.

·Establishing a Safer School Group. This Safer School Group is a partnership of school stakeholders – Headteacher/Deputy, staff, governors, parents, pupils, neighbours, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.

· Regularly reviewing and implementing good practice and essential security/safety measures for staff, pupils, the site and assets.

· Educating pupils through the Personal, Social, Health and Economic curriculum programme or the Safer School folder.

· A daily procedure for recording incidents should they occur i.e. trespass, burglary, theft, anti-social behaviour, vandalism, arson, suspicious activity etc., both during school hours and out-of hours.

· Solving real problems rather than perceived problems. Prioritising work (if any) and reviewing action.

· If there are security issues i.e. vandalism, anti-social behaviour etc., the intention of the initiative is to reduce/eliminate the issues.

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Safer Schools

In 2014, Claverley CE Primary school was accredited a Safer School. This is a security/safety initiative and 7 years later,  Mrs Derrer and her governors have continued their Safer School involvement. Recently we held an annual Safer School meeting to update the process and it was excellent.  A thorough meeting, covering all aspects of the security/safety process. This included a pro-active approach to security/safety, consultation with parents/carers through a survey, reflecting on any school issues and planning for the future. Overwhelmingly, the survey results were extremely reassuring and many nice compliments. The school was presented with an updated Safer School certificate and a future meeting is planned for Autumn 2022. Congratulations! Ian Bartlett (Crime Prevention Officer)



As part of our ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we fully support the Government’s PREVENT Strategy. The Designated PREVENT Lead for Claverley Primary School is Mrs J Derrer.

Prevent_Duty Policy Feb 2022