Safeguarding/Child Protection 2018-02-13T14:25:39+00:00

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 context.

Safeguarding and Children Protection Policy 2017 – 18

Child Protection Designated Leaders

Children in our care (CIOC) Policy

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 Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 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 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

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