Lower Darwen Primary School Safeguarding Team
Joanne Phoenix Designated Safeguarding Lead
Steven Cumbo Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Kerry Murray Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Caroline Dyrda Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Behaviour Inclusion and Learning Support Manager
Leanne Sambrook Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Behaviour for Learning Manager
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, as well as Child Protection and keeping children safe from deliberate harm, also covers others areas of school life; pupils' health and safety, behaviour for learning, attendance and punctuality, meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions, first aid, educational visits, intimate care, internet safety and school security.
Policies and documents
All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of Lower Darwen Primary School.
The Leadership team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements.
The headteacher and leadership team carry out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.
The documents below (related to the safeguarding of children and child protection) are useful and can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant policy or document. On this page you can view our policy on children in our care (CIOC) and previously looked after children (PLAC). Click on the link 'Additional Safeguarding Information' at the foot of this page for information on our Prevent strategy and on-line safety.