At Bede the health, safety and well-being of our children is of paramount importance to all of our staff. Our children, and all children, have the right to grow up safely and live happy lives where they can thrive! Our children have a right to be safe in our school!

Please click here for our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


Key Safeguarding Staff at Bede Community Primary School

The person in Bede who is responsible for keeping you safe is Mr Anderson, our Headteacher. If you have any concerns or worries about your friends, your child or another child then please talk to Mr Anderson.

Mrs Anderson (Tracy), our Family Support Worker, helps Mr Anderson to keep our children and families safe.


Bede Community Primary School Governors supporting Safeguarding

Our Governing Body has a duty to ensure that the school meets its statutory responsibilities and that the children attending Bede are safe.

The following Bede Governors make up our Curriculum and Safeguarding Committee with Mrs Anderson and Mr Anderson.

Rev Margaret Mackay – chair of governors
Mrs Gillian McTeer – co-opted
Mr Ray Foster – co-opted


Worried about a child?

If you have concerns about the safety of a child in Gateshead then you should talk to someone immediately. You can contact Children’s Social Care on 0191 433 2653 during office hours or 0191 477 0844 during evenings, weekends or bank holidays.

In an emergency you should contact the police on 999. For non-emergencies you can contact Northumbria Police on 101.

You can also report concerns to the NSPCC by text message on 88858. This service is free and anonymous. The NSPCC aim to respond within three hours.



You can talk to CHILDLINE about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call CHILDLINE free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online:

However you choose to contact CHILDLINE, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.
Staying Safe Online

We try to keep you, our children, safe with our technology in school but you must keep yourself safe at home. Please be very careful and listen to the advice we give you when using the internet at home and at school.

If you have any concerns about your safety, or anyone else’s safety online then come and talk to us or report it to the NSPCC or

A superb webiste on internet safety and up to date advice on new and current ‘apps’ and ‘web-pages’ is Net Aware! It is a great guide to the social media sites that children use!