At Baines Endowed VC School, safeguarding our children is central to our school policies and practice and we take this role very seriously. We work closely with Lancashire County Council, LCSB and other local schools to ensure that all our staff have up-to-date safeguarding training, including some staff and governors being trained in Safer Recruitment. We have a clear procedure within school for reporting any concerns about pupils, which are followed up in a timely manner and are fully explained in our safeguarding policy. All of our actions and information is recorded on a system called CPOMs. Occasionally, we will need to seek advice from the duty social worker, Police or LSCB
By working closely together within school and in partnership with local services we confidently believe that we will continue to offer a safe environment for all our children to achieve the best education.
All of our staff have a responsibility to safeguard our children and report any concerns to our safeguarding team immediately.

Meet the safeguarding team at Baines Endowed VC School

Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr M Lees
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs C Davidson

Baines Endowed VC School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to comply with our policies. All staff and volunteers must undertake an enhanced DBS check.
Staff and Visitors must sign in using the Sign-In system on arrival and remember to sign out when leaving the building. This is for purposes of security and fire safety procedures. All visitors to the school are given a ‘Visitor’ sticker to wear. Any visitor not wearing a sticker should be politely challenged.
Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact Mrs Finney (Designated Safeguarding Lead) should you have any questions about safeguarding at Baines Endowed VC School.

Operation Encompass Letter

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Dec 2023-24

Early Help Offer