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Safeguarding Policy Jan 2022

Keeping Children safe in education updated September 2021.

Summary of key changes (part 1) shared with staff September 2021.

Safeguarding Children is Everybody's Responsibility

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:


  • pupils’ health and safety
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet or e-safety
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local contex


Are you concerned that a child is being abused or neglected?

If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.


Contact Blackburn with Darwen Children's advice and Duty Service (CADS) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call: 

01254 666400

If you are calling outside these hours please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01254 587547.


You can contact the Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board, which is now part oBlackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP). by following this link:




You can also report your concerns online:

NSPCC Website:

Or you can also speak to:

NSPCC 0800 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111


The NSPCC Child Protection Unit (CPSU) Parents in Sport Week 2021 takes place on 4 - 10 October 2021.

The campaign focuses on giving parents the information and tools they need to help keep their child safe in sport including: an e-learning course for parents on how to keep children safe; an animation for parents on what abuse might look like in sport and how to get help; and an updated parents' hub on the CPSU website.

Keeping Children Safe - Simple Conversations for Parents


Click on the picture to be taken to the new Prevent website aimed at family and friends for information and sharing concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation. 



Additional information on Online Safety can be located in the Parents section. 


All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of St Cuthbert's C of E Primary School. 


The senior leadership team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements. 


The Headteacher carries out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.