Temple Sowerby CE 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.

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 a member of our school’s safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr K Laithwaite (head@temp-sow.cumbria.sch.uk)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mr J Farmer (james@temp-sow.cumbria.sch.uk)

Safeguarding Supervisor: Miss J Winter (joanne@temp-sow.cumbria.sch.uk)

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs H Cleasby (clerk@temp-sow.cumbria.sch.uk)

 Tel: 017683 61512

 According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • 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.

Further details can be found in our Overarching Safeguarding Statement. We also have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Useful information for parents

NSPCC  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/

NSPCC helpline –  0800 136 663

National Online Safety https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

CEOP for Parents/Carers https://parentinfo.org/

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership

Every Local Authority area has an Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). LSCB’s are responsible for ensuring agencies work together to safeguard children and for testing how effectively this happens. The Cumbria LSCB became The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) in 2019.