Caldew Lea Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all pupils. We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse.
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
- ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to all aspects of school life and involves a collective set of measures to ensure every child is kept safe. It includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more. A detailed definition can be found in our Overall Safeguarding Statement (visit www.cumbriaeducationtrust.org/policies/)
If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, or if you have any safeguarding queries, please contact our School Safeguarding Team.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Anna Carroll and our Deputy DSLs are Mrs Gayle Storey, Mrs Sarah Scott and Miss Ayesha Weston. Phone: 01228 526611.
The Cumbria Education Trust’s Child Protection and Engagement Officer is Mrs G Creighton
Designated Person responsible for children who are looked after or previously looked after children is Miss Ayesha Weston.