Safeguarding & Wellbeing

"Pupils said that their school is like a family. Playtime is harmonious, with pupils of all ages playing together. Lunchtimes are also calm. Older pupils enjoy spending time with and chatting to the children in the early years. Pupils are well mannered when interacting with staff and with one another."

Ofsted 2023

All adults working at St Paul's CE Primary (including visitors and volunteers) have a responsibility to report concerns where they believe a child may be at immediate risk of harm or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Team. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately. This information will be dealt with as confidentially as possible and made known to only those staff who need to know.  

Whilst schools deal with child protection concerns sensitively and with care, we have a legal responsibility to report such allegations to Social Services and/or the police and we follow the procedures set out by Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority. 


At St Paul's CE Primary, we are passionate about ensuring children in our school are nurtured, listened to, and protected from harm. We take very seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the children in our care. We maintain safety by:

  • Everybody has a duty to safeguard children in and outside of the school environment. 
  • Involving parents/ carers and providing advice and guidance regarding safeguarding. 
  • Maintaining a child's focus and listening to children. 
  • Recognising signs and concerns, particularly with children who may be vulnerable. 
  • Documenting and collating information on individual children to support early identification referral and actions to safeguard. 
  • Taking appropriate actions to address concerns about a child's welfare in partnership with other organisations and safeguarding agencies. 


Our safegaurding lead (DSL) is Miss Simcock.

Our deputy safgeuarding leads (DDSL) are Miss Holdsworth & Mrs McLean.

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St Paul's CE Primary School
Utkinton and Cotebrook
Quarry Bank, Utkinton, Tarporley,
Cheshire, CW6 0LA

We are very proud to be a part of Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT). We work closely with the trust to promote the best outcomes for our pupils, whilst still working with other schools in the local area.