Safeguarding & Keeping Children Safe in Education
At St. Leonard's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. There are so many different elements and people involved in safeguarding children, from parents to school staff, to external agencies and of course children at the very centre.
Who are the Safeguarding Leads?
Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Lindley, Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Carney, Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Cronshaw, SENDCO and Phase Leader and Mrs Bolton, School Business Manager
Safeguarding Governor is Lynne Harrison, Chair of Governors
Concerned about a child?
A referral can be made by anyone, including members of the public if they have concerns regarding the safety of a child. Within the school, a referral will be made by one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads. If you have any concerns regarding the wellbeing of a child, please call Lancashire Children's Social Care - you can do this anonymously if you wish. Please see details below.
Call 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.
If you think a child is in immediate danger – don't delay call the police - 999
We are an operation Encompass school. https://www.operationencompass.org/
Please see Operation Encompass page in the drop down menu for more information.
We actively support the Governments' Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Lancashire County Council Prevent Reporting Website https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/strategies-policies-plans/report-radicalisation-prevent/
Our policies and procedures contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our child protection and safeguarding policy which can be viewed below.
Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Board https://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/
CEOP - Online Safety Reporting https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/