Safeguarding Children


All schools are required to ensure they adhere to statutory safeguarding procedures in order to keep children safe in and out of school and to promote their welfare.

Where it is believed that a child is suffering from, or is at risk of significant harm, our school will refer all cases of suspected abuse to Children's Social Care.

In our school, the following people are responsible for ensuring that statutory safeguarding procedures are followed, in order to keep children safe:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Julie Goodwin (Headteacher)

Back-Up Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Rachel Sharp (Deputy Headteacher),

ALSO Mr Richard Crook (Senior Leadership Team), Mr James Davis (Computing Curriculum Lead)

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding: Mr Michael Clack

The following policies are key documents in informing our practice as a school and details what actions school must take when a child has suffered or is likely to suffer harm, including our school Child Protection (Safeguarding)Policy which reflects the changes to 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022'



In conjunction with Lancashire Police, St Lawrence CE Primary School is involved in a national initiative called Operation Encompass. Following a domestic abuse incident attended by Lancashire Police, at which children from our school are present, Lancashire Police will notify us  of the incident prior to the start of the next school day. Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and worried.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that helps them to feel safe. Operation Encompass ensures that every school involved in the project has a member of staff (known as the key adult) who is trained to liaise with the police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child. Our Key Adult is Mrs Julie Goodwin (Headteacher). She is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

As a school, we are committed to providing the best possible care and support for all our pupils and this is one way in which we can do this. You can find out more about Operation Encompass on the following link:



The following key policies are freely available on the DfE website and through the links provided below:

Keeping Children Safe Online

Online Safety Officers - Mrs Julie Goodwin (Headteacher) and Mr James Davis (School's Computing Curriculum Leader)

Full details of our Online Safety Policy can be found in the Policies section of the school website

As a result of isolation and home learning, our pupils are likely to be spending increased amounts of time on line. We have therefore subscribed to a monthly Online Safety Newsletter for parents. This is distributed with the school newsletter.  The newsletter can also be accessed on the "files" section at the bottom of the Online Safety Page of the school website.  

When should I report to CEOP?

CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? You can report it CEOP by clicking the icon above.

Remember, if you need immediate help, call 999

THINK YOU KNOW - The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. This site aims to make online parenting simple.

VIDEO GAMES - An often overlooked area of eSafety includes the use of games consoles.

SOCIAL NETWORKS - As anyone can sign up to a social network, it will inevitably attract a small minority of users who want to promote extreme or unsavoury views, or who have abusive or criminal intentions. So, although the vast majority of users are respectable, it's important to take precautions. REMEMBER CHILDREN UNDER 13 SHOULD NOT HAVE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS!

MOBILE PHONES - Be aware of the potential mobile and internet safety risks your children might face whilst using a mobile phone. 

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Pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present.They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning.


St Lawrence CE Primary School
Jepps Ave, Barton, Preston
Louise Higham
01772 862664

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