Yealand C.E. Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Consequently all adults working in school are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Check.

All schools have a clear responsibility to ensure they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. As a result, if concerns are raised within our school, or a child or parent reports a situation involving possible abuse, we are required to refer such matters to the appropriate Children’s Services, in line with Government and Lancashire Education Authority.

Our Safeguarding policy and procedures comply with:

.         Keeping children safe in education (2021)

·         Working Together to Safeguard Children (2020)

·         Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board’s Safeguarding Children Procedures

Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. We also acknowledge that schools which offer best protection to children:

·         have a positive school culture

·         ensure that children in school know to whom they can turn for support and help

·         have a Child protection policy and clear procedures for action within school

·         have staff who know how to recognise signs and symptoms and know what to do when they have concerns.

Yealand CE Primary takes part in Operation Encompass working alongside Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Safeguarding Board.

Operation Encompass letter to parents

Our Designated Senior Lead for safeguarding is: Mrs Katrina Gale (Headteacher)

Our Deputy DSLs are: Mrs Kirsty Beswetherick & Mrs Kathryn Brown

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith.’
1 Timothy 4:12