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The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School

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Safeguarding

The school's Designated Senior leaders for Safeguarding are:

Mrs M Barlow - Associate Headteacher

Mrs Ibison - Assistant Headteacher

Miss Barlow - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator

Miss Liddle - Family Support Worker

Please be aware that staff are highly trained in spotting the signs and symptoms which may indicate risk to a child.  They are also vigilant in reporting every concern using the school's estabilshed systems.  

Please also note that staff have a duty of care to report any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Senior leaders in school who may in turn decide to escalate their concerns to Lancashire childrens social care. 

The school considers it's rounded support for pupil welfare and wellbeing to be a strength of the school.  Our staff are conscientious, well trained and have a wide umberella approach to keeping children safe.

The Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Gwen Hibbert.  Mrs Hibbert is a regular visitor to school and undertakes a range of monitoring activities to ensure we are keeping children as safe as possible.  the include:

  • Checking the Single Central Record - a record of all checks undertaken for staff.
  • Speaking to children about how safe they feela dn what they would do if they were worried about anything.
  • Speaking to staff about their safeguarding training and their induction experiences.
  • Completing an annual safeguarding audit with the Headteacher.
  • Reporting to the Governors each term regarding all the above areas. 

Mrs Hibbert, alongside Mrs Barlow and other Governors has received recent training in:

  • Safer Recruitment
  • The PREVENT agenda
  • Online Safety
  • The 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' updated document

For the full picture of safeguarding in school, please access the formal report to Governors (linked document below) which is completed annually for Governors.

Mrs Barlow also reports about some aspects of safeguarding (bullying, racism, number of referals) within her termly report to Governors.  

In our most recent parental survey, 100% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that the school kept their child safe.

(November 2016)