Parents/carers should be aware that Marlborough Primary School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to significant harm, ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have will follow Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) Child Protection Procedures and to inform Children Services Social Care of their concern.

Key members of staff

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs W Buddle
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs H Smith
  • Link Governor for Safeguarding is Ms V Winspear

Our Safeguarding - Child Protection Policy can be viewed by clicking here

The Prevent Duty - What is it?

"Prevent" is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent Strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means we, as a school, have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

What does this mean in practice?

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent Strategy. These include:


  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity


  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments


  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity


  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy


We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils.