Longtown 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 our School Safeguarding Team.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Lauren Hitchen (Acting Deputy Headteacher) and our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs A Mitchinson and Mrs G Storey. Our LAB safeguarding member is Mrs M Gunson.
Phone: 01228 791203.
The Cumbria Education Trust’s Child Protection and Engagement Officer is Mrs G Creighton
Safeguarding is defined as “protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that 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/)
We 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.