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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection

At St Francis of Assisi, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils as set out in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (updated DfE September 2023) 

  • Inclusion and Intervention Coordinator Claire Latham is Designated Senior Leader for Child Protection and her training is up to date (November 2022)
  • Sharon Lamph and Jan Ryan have also received DSL training and their training is up to date (November 2022). Ann Naylor received DSL training (November 2023) and her training is up to date. Cheryl Moore received training in November 2022.
  • The Child Protection Governor is Cath Eglin and her training is up to date (November 2023)
  • All staff, governors, parent helpers, volunteers, supply staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service previously known as CRB) cleared 
  • All contractors or services regularly used are DBS cleared
  • All staff have  received child protection training (September 2023)
  • Safer recruitment is in place
  • The school follows all statutory responsibility in accordance with safeguarding. These are outlined in our school Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is publicly available in our school reception

   Useful links: 

     ‘Keeping Children safe in Education’

     ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’

     ‘Prevent’

     Keeping children safe online NSPCC

     LCC (Lancashire County Council - Safeguarding