Safeguarding Statement –‘Everyone’s Responsibility’

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.

Safeguarding is of Paramount Importance at

Countess Gytha Primary School’


Our designated child protection and safeguarding lead and deputies:



Headteacher/Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Lisa Goodland
Safeguarding Deputies: Miss Natalie Grant

Mrs E Webber

Mrs H Trusson

Ms E Griffin

Miss W Flagg

Mrs C Gillman

Safeguarding Governor:  Mrs Lucy Jones
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 or via the school office.

Useful Links and Contacts

Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 2224

Local Authority Designated Officer: Anthony Goble: c/o above

Unauthorised Persons in School

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.