Berwick Middle School

Lovaine Terrace, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1LA

Berwick Middle School

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Safeguarding at Berwick Middle School

Berwick Middle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all our pupils, staff and whole school community. This commitment is something that all staff, visitors and the children themselves are involved in and is one of the most vital aspects of our role as a school. As a result of this, we as a staff spend a great deal of time and effort to ensure we keep the pupils, their families and school staff as safe as possible.


Our Safeguarding Team



Mrs G Osborne 

Assistant Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead KS2

Mrs L Wilkinson 

Assistant Headteacher

 Designated Safeguarding Lead KS3

Mr G BIrd


Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Mr R Keech 

 E-Safety Officer 

  Ms C Virtue   

 Anti-bullying Officer 

  Mrs L Flannigan

 Safeguarding Governor

The LADO for Northumberland is Louise Prudhoe
Louise can be contacted by email
or telephone 01670 623979 or 01670 624888

The role of the LADO

Domestic Abuse Poster

Domestic Abuse Services Leaflet

Safeguarding Policies

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Online Safety Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy


Being Safe at Berwick Middle School Newsletters

Being Safe at Berwick Middle School Newsletter


Information from Northumbria Police

Prevent Information

County Lines - Parent & Carer Leaflet

This webpage contains advice to parents/carers about what to look out for when signing your child/children up for sports activities/extra-curricular clubs:

Parent Information on Tiktok

Operation Encompass

Operation Endeavour

County Lines Awareness week, commencing March 7th

We have resources available on our webpage that will help raise awareness of County Lines:

what it is, how to spot the signs that someone may be involved, and where to seek help.

A basic awareness of County Lines

Takes about 20 mins to complete

Can be tutor-led or used by students themselves

Leaflet for parents and carers

Information to help identify signs of County Lines exploitation, and where to get help


March 18th is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day                             

We all need to:

  • help prevent children becoming victims,
  • be aware of the signs that a child might be being exploited, and
  • speak out if we see something suspicious

The Prevention Through Education Team at Northumbria Police have been in contact and have asked us to share the following resources with parents:

STOPCE - Helpful Guides

There are several different guides you can access from the link above. Ones to highlight are:

  • A guide to becoming a safer parent online
  • A parent’s guide to dealing with sexting (nudes)

Northumbria Police - County Lines Awareness for Parents and Carers

Northumbria Police - Sharing Nudes - A Guide for Parents and Carers

As always, if there is anything you would like to discuss or more information about, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.


Visitor Information

Visitor Safeguarding Booklet

Visitor Acceptable Use Policy


All visitors are required to sign in at reception and show identification when requested, read our visitors safeguarding leaflet, sign to say they have read this and wear a lanyard whilst on the school site at all times.

Lanyards at Berwick Middle School


Visitors (with DBS certificate )

can be unsupervised whilst on the school site

Visitors (no DBS certificate)

must be supervised by a member of staff at all times