Ightenhill Primary School

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Safeguarding and Online safety





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.


At Ightenhill we have two lead DSL's and two back-up DSL's. Mrs E Brown will be managing the day to day safeguarding responsibilities, with Mr S Crosier having oversight of this.


Our Designated Senior Leader (DSL) is: Mrs. E Brown - Inclusion team leader.


(from 14 03 22)


Our Designated Senior Leader (DSL) is: Mr. S Crosier - Headteacher



Our other trained DSL's are :Mrs K Dunderdale - Deputy Headteacher


Mrs J Thompson - Family Engagement and Attendance Manager




The governors responsible for safeguarding are :


Mr. S Grimshaw - Chair of Governors

Mrs. M Lewis - Safeguarding Link Governor

What to do if you have concerns about a child


Listed below are links to several websites which you can use to report any concerns you may have about a child:


https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse This will provide you with links to the local council/police page for your area.




Alternatively you can contact Lancashire Children Social Care for further advice:

0300 123 6720 / 0300 123 6722 (out of hours)


If you think a child is in immediate danger

Don’t delay – call the police on 999



Children and Family Wellbeing Service


The Children and Family Wellbeing Service, previously children's centres and Young People's Service, provide services to help with parenting and other support you may need.


They offer different services across a range of locations to meet the needs of the local community including:


  • Support for individual children, young people or their families
  • Health services – ranging from health visitors to breastfeeding
  • Parenting advice for mums, dads and carers
  • Activities and groups where your baby, toddler or child can play and learn
  • A place to pick up Healthy Start vitamins and tablets
  • Advice to help you to support your child’s learning from birth
  • A great place to make new friends
  • Connecting with the local community
  • Access to specialist support for families with children with disabilities/additional needs
  • Groups for expectant mums and dads
  • Advice and guidance on how to keep you and your child healthy
  • Sensory rooms
  • Information about local childcare
  • Groups for young people to attend
  • Advice for young people
  • Help to access adult learning opportunities
  • Advice on jobs, training and benefits
  • Opportunities for volunteering


For more information or to find out where your local Children's Centre is please click here



Early Help - "What's on Guide" for Burnley

Safeguarding Updates - Half Termly Newsletters

Mobile Phone Policy


All children who bring mobile phones into school should hand them into the School Office before registration for safe keeping.

These should be collected at the end of the day. 


For guidance for parents, staff and children about mobile phones in school, you can download our policy here.



Operation Encompass

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.


More information about Operation Encompass can be found here


Schools Online Safety Champion: Mrs. M Lewis - Inclusion Manager

Computing co-ordinator: Miss K Jackson - Year 2 Class Teacher


Useful E-Safety Websites


www.childnet.com - A non-profit organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children's safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.


www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.


www.getsafeonline.org - A beginners guide to using the internet safely, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to 'stay safe' online.


www.kidsmart.org.uk - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to 'stay safe' online.

www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This website gives advice for children and parents on bullying.


www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html - Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child's digital world and get more involved. There is even an online test to see how much you know!


www.internetmatters.org - Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.


www.net-aware.org.uk - A guide to apps, games and social media sites for parents/carers to check official age ratings, safety features, content, privacy and location tracking and lots of useful tips to support keeping your child safe online.



Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 8th February 2022


We will be celebrating Safer Internet Day both remotely and in school. Please see links below and also on our school Facebook page to find out more about practical ways you can get involved in the celebration. This year the theme is "All fun and games? exploring respect and relationships online". From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, children and young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are part of.


Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.We are asking all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.

Trust online advice from the experts at BBC Reality Check Tips for Parents and carers

Here is a Powerpoint all about Safer Internet Day 2021

What can you trust online?

Click this link to read the story 'Detective DigiDuck'. The story is about a little duck who goes online to talk to her friends. She sees amazing posts about their new toys and what they are up to but soon finds out she can't trust everything that she sees.




Please come and talk to members of staff if you have any questions about how best to keep your child safe or if you are concerned about the safety of any member of our school community.