The governors and staff take seriously their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children entrusted in our care. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Headteacher with the Deputy Headteachers taking on the role of Deputy DSLs.
As part of the ethos of the school, and with regard to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018, we are committed to ensuring that every child at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:
- Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
- Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
- Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Undertake our role so as to enable children at our school to have the best outcomes.
Staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop because of our day-to-day contact with children. Observations and concerns are logged electronically by all staff and shared with the DSLs. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of school staff that a child may have been abused or neglected, we are required, as part of the nationally agreed safeguarding standards, to report any concerns to Lancashire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Services. Our ‘Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy’ can be found under the ‘Policies’ section of our website.