Keeping our children safe at Worsthorne Primary School

Mrs. Sarah Nicholls

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs. Chloe Noon

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Amy Angus

Safeguarding Governor

Worsthorne Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies if there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are raised with parents/carers first unless we feel that such a move may be contrary to the child’s welfare.

At Worsthorne Primary School we take our role in safeguarding very seriously as we believe that all children have a right to feel and be safe.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs. Sarah Nicholls (Headteacher).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Chloe Noon.

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Amy Angus.   .

The Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Governors also have oversight of all safeguarding.

The Designated Person for Looked After Children (CLA/LAC)  is Mrs. Sarah Nicholls (Head Teacher) .

Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs. Sarah Nicholls.

The Online Safety Champion is Mrs. Michelle Kayley.

The Prevent Lead is Mrs. Sarah Nicholls (Head Teacher).

Additional information on Online Safety can be located in the Curriculum section, under Computing.

All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of Worsthorne Primary School. School staff have weekly updates from DSL’s.

The school uses Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS) to report all incidents, however small, to build a full picture for every child. DSL’s have oversight of every child.

The Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements.

The DSL and Deputy DSL carry out induction meetings with newly appointed staff. In addition, we follow the procedures for safer recruitment. School staff and Governors undertake safer recruitment training.

All staff use the agreed format for recording and passing on concerns. Staff report all matters from ‘niggles’ to well being concerns to disclosures of abuse. Concerns are factual and evidence based. All concerns are recorded on our electronic system, CPOMS and passed onto DSLs immediately.
We take part in Operation Encompass
We are linked to the Operation Encompass Scheme which is a Police and Education Early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who have been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
Operation Encompass is reporting to schools before the start of the school day to share this information. This is sent to DSLs in the strictest of confidence and through secure channels.
Further information can be found in the handbook below or visit
The NCA’s COEP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. they protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. For more information, please click the link below.