At Ightenhill Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in safeguarding procedures, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Senior Leader(DSL).
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Lancashire Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies whom we will share information , in line with school policy guidelines. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
The Designated Senior Leader is Mrs M Lewis
The Backup Leader (from January 2021) is Mr S Crosier (Headteacher) / (until January 2021) Mrs K Dunderdale (Acting Headteacher)
The governor responsible for safeguarding is Mrs J Stuttard, Vice-Chair of Governors
Operation Encompass has been adopted within Lancashire to provide early reporting to schools, such as ours, about all domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school hours which a young person attending Ightenhill Primary has been exposed to, and which might then have an impact on their schooling the following day. This information is shared throughout the year, including school holidays and the weekends.
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