Duston Eldean Primary School

Parent Guidance


At Duston Eldean Primary School, we have produced a leaflet which is specifically aimed at adults (volunteers/visitors) as it provides essential information on key policy and procedure.


The purpose of Prevent is to safeguard vulnerable people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, by engaging with people who are vulnerable to radicalisation and protecting those who are being targeted by terrorist recruiters.

Our school has a duty of care to protect our pupils from being drawn into terrorism. We ensure that children are engaged in discussions to encourage, acknowledge and appreciate diversity and difference.

What are the signs?

  • Overly sensitive about online viewing.
  • Feeling isolated or expressions of “us and them” mentality.
  • Becoming more argumentative or domineering in their viewpoint – quick to condemn those who disagree with their opinions.
  • Downloading extremism content.
  • Social isolation – especially if they had been social previously.
  • Abnormal routines or travel patterns.
  • Altered appearance.

What to do if you have a concern

If a member of staff has a concern about a particular individual, they will follow safeguarding procedures.

If a parent has concerns about a particular individual, they should contact the police. Details about Prevent and reporting concerns can be found on the following link.


County Lines

County lines is the name given to drug dealing where organised criminal groups use phone lines to move and supply drugs, usually from cities into smaller towns and rural areas.

They exploit vulnerable people, including children and those with mental health or addiction issues, by recruiting them to distribute the drugs, often referred to as ‘drug running’.

County lines is a problem in Northamptonshire. There are several signs to look out for that may indicate someone is involved in county lines:

  • repeatedly going missing from school or home and being found in other areas
  • having money, new clothes or electronic devices and they can't explain how they paid for them
  • getting high numbers of texts or phone calls, being secretive about who they're speaking to
  • decline in school or work performance
  • significant changes in emotional or physical well-being

Further information about how to report concerns can be found on the link below and in the following attachments.



Further Information

Below are a series of website links where information and support can be found on a range of safeguarding issues.

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership: http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/parents-carers/

Child Sexual Exploitation: https://www.northants.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/caa/child-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

Northamptonshire Police Advice and Information:


NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/

Women’s Aid: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Children Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP): https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

Downloadable documents:


Upcoming Events

3 May
May Day Bank Holiday
Date Mon,3 May 2021
27 May
Last day of term
Thu,27 May 2021
31 May
Spring Bank Holiday
Mon,31 May 2021
7 Jun
School reopens
Mon,7 Jun 2021
20 Jul
Last day of term
Tue,20 Jul 2021

Contact Us

School Business Manager

Duston Eldean Primary
Main Road Duston Northamptonshire NN5 6PP
Tel: 01604 752283