Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available for parents to view in the policy section of our website by following the link here.

The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures and additional policies are put into place:

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  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • First Aid and Medicines Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safer Recruiting Policy

The Governing Board keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of thier report to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

Should you have any concerns about a child you can use any of the contacts below or, If the concern is urgent and the child is at immediate risk or suffering significant harm, anybody can make a referral to Children's Social Care on 0300 123 6720 or 0300 123 6722 ( out of hours number )

Designated Safeguarding Officers                                   


Chris Clare: 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rebecca Zaim:

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Wrap Around Care)

June Sealey:

Designated Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Emma Olley: please contact the school office if you wish to speak this governor


Operation Encompass

As part of Aughton St Michael's CE Primary School's commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Being part of Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Lancashire Police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous day.  The information is given in confidence to the schools' Key Adults and will enable us to provide the best possible support for the child.

The Key Adults at our school are Mrs R Zaim (Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mr. C.Clare  (Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Mrs. H. Wood (SENCo)  If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact school on telephone: 01695 423295.

For further information:


Prevent Duty Guidance 

The Prevent duty requires specified authorities such as education, health, local authorities, police and criminal justice agencies (prisons and probation) to help prevent the risk of people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It sits alongside long-established safeguarding duties on professionals to protect people from a range of other harms. The duty helps to ensure that people who are susceptible to radicalisation are supported as they would be under safeguarding processes.

For further information: Prevent_duty_guidance


Early Help Offer 

For deatils of our Lancashire Early Help Offer in West Lancashire please follow the link provided:  West Lancashire children and family wellbeing services - Lancashire County Council

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