Keeping Children Safe

At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School the safety ans well-being will always be our main priority. It is recognised that all staff and adults in school play a key role in safeguarding pupils and in the prevention of harm, early identification, intervention and support for pupils at risk of significant harm. We aim to create an environment where children are safe, valued and know that their concerns will be taken seriously. The vision, aims and ethos of the school all support the intention that children are safe and secure in our care.


We follow policies and procedures outlined by Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board to ensure all children are safeguarded.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is updated annually and all staff receive regular safeguarding training.


The Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mr. P. Harrison (Head Teacher)

Miss H Crone (SENCo)



Our Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is:

Mrs J Routh (Chair of Governors)


If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children at St. Mary’s please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads.



Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here:


Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies are written with due regard to the Department of Education statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe In Education' 2016

DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education - Revised document for September 2018

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.


Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.


If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:



Helpful links to look at with your family


Age 5-7

Age 8-10

Age 11-13


Tips for staying safe online:


  • · Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
  • · Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.