We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we have ensured that everyone working in the school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
In addition, there are regular meetings, discussions and updates taking place in an arena of confidentiality on a whole school and need to know basis.
It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained as the Designated Child Protection lead and deputies within school.
We would always hope to share any concerns we may have about your child with you, at the first opportunity. However, part of our legal duty to safeguard your children may also include us needing to consult with and take advice from other agencies such as the Police, or Children’s Social Care.
By working closely together with you and our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
Our designated child protection and safeguarding lead and deputies:
|Head Teacher/Safeguarding Lead:|
Mr David Gordon
|Safeguarding Deputies:||Mrs Natalie McLeod|
Mrs Helen Trusson
Miss Wendy Flagg
Mrs Carly Gillman
|Safeguarding Governor:||Mrs Lucy Punton|
|Safeguarding Director for Preston Primary Academy Trust:||Mrs Louise Orton|
If you have any concerns about a child please speak to one of the staff named above (pictured below) or via the school office.
If you have any doubts the matter has not been dealt with in an appropriate manner, please contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) - Mr Anthony Goble on 0300 123 2224
Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 2224
Local Authority Designated Officer: Anthony Goble: c/o above
All staff are expected to challenge any strangers or unauthorised persons who may be on the premises. Visitors badges are kept in the office and all adults/visitors should sign in and wear one.