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
internet or e-safety
appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.
You can contact the Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board by following this link:
Or you can also speak to:
NSPCC 0800 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
Blackburn with Darwen have set up websites to advise on internet safety. Please follow these links to help you to stay up to date with internet threats and suggestions for ways in which you can help your child/ren to stay safe.
Click here for more information.