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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Safeguarding and Child Protection

St Barnabas and St Paul's Safeguarding Team



Mrs J Cunningham

Designated Safeguarding Lead



Mrs D Withey

Deputy Safeguarding Lead 


Mrs J Duckworth

Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Mrs V Pamuk

Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Miss C McCormack

Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Mrs L Bolton

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

(Maternity Leave)



Mrs S Holmes

Deputy Safeguarding Lead 


St Barnabas and St Paul's Well-Being Team

Mrs J Cunningham 

Adult Mental Health First Aider


Mrs V Pamuk 

Adult Mental Health First Aider


Mrs Y Desai

Adult Mental Health First Aider


Miss H Roberts

Adult Mental Health First Aider


Mr J Thomas

Adult Mental Health First Aider


Emotional Literacy Support Assistants


Mr J McDonald 


Mrs L Oldale 



Safeguarding Children is Everyone's Responsibility


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow 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 aspects of school life including:


  • pupils’ health and safety
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet or e-safety
  • prevent
  • mental health and well - being
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context


Are you concerned that a child is being abused or neglected?


If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.


Contact Blackburn with Darwen Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call: 01254 666400


If you are calling outside these hours please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01254 587547.


You can contact the Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board by following this link:


You can also report your concerns online:

NSPCC Website:


Or you can also speak to:

NSPCC 0800 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Report Abuse in Education

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education. The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges, and universities.


The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.


The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at


Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2021 - 2022

KCSIE 2021 - September Guidance

KCSIE 2021 - Part 5 Only

Underwear Guide for Parents - Talking Pants

COVID 19 - Keeping Children Safe from Abuse and Harm

Safeguarding and Child Protection Addendum

Child in our Care and Previously Looked-After Children Policy 2021

All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of St Barnabas and St Paul's Primary School. 


The senior leadership team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements. 


The Headteacher and SLT carry out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.  


PREVENT Strategy

As part of St Barnabas and St Paul's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.


What is the PREVENT Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours.


  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).


Please see our separate section on the website for our PREVENT policy and further information.


Internet and E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Barnabas and St Paul's Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Internet and E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.


We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.


It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.


Please see our separate section on the website for useful links for online safety.



Useful Information about Keeping Safe Online