Grimsargh St Michael’s Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken. We recognise that no single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances.

If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. Our policy sets out a clear and consistent framework for delivering this promise, in line with safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance. 

Our Safeguarding policy and procedures comply with:

  • Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (KCSiE)
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • Children’s Safeguarding Assurance Partnership


Safeguarding Training

Each year, all of the staff we employ must take part in Level 1 and Level 2 Safeguarding Training which is delivered by the Headteacher. They also receive any relevant documents relating to safeguarding including the annually updated ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Policy. Throughout the year, staff have opportunities to update their safeguarding knowledge and skills about specific areas of abuse/concern through additional CPD, via e-mail and during staff meetings.

How we record Safeguarding Concerns

As a school, we record all safeguarding concerns using an electronic system called Child Protection and Safeguarding Management System known as CPOMS. This enables our school to maintain accurate records and share them, securely, with those responsible for safeguarding in our school.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mr Stuart Booth

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader is Miss Helen Smith

Our nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mr Wayne Bretherton

Our nominated Governor for Online Safety is Mr Jonny Galbraith

Lancashire Family Safeguarding Newsletter – September-October – Issue 5

Safeguarding Policy 2022-23

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2022

Early Help

What is Early Help?

Early Help means providing help for children, young people and families as soon as problems start to emerge or where it is likely that issues will impact negatively on children’s outcomes.

Early Help

  • is for children of all ages and not just the very young.
  • can be very effective in supporting a child, young person and/or their family to step down from statutory services as well as preventing the escalation of issues.
  • is important because there is clear evidence that it results in better outcomes for children.

Lancashire County Council recognises that Early Help is a term that describes much of the everyday work of schools.

Our Early Help Policy