Safeguarding at St Michael's CE Primary School


At St Michael's CE Primary School, we take safeguarding seriously and have a number of measures in place to ensure the safety of all our children and staff, some of which are listed in this section in policies and procedures. Please also see our Parent Safeguarding Leaflet to read more about what we do to keep our children safe and for more information on who to call if you have a concern about a child.


Staff Training

All staff, employed at St Michael's C of E Primary School, undertake regular Level 1 Safeguarding Training and undertake annual training in Keeping Children Safe in Education. As per statutory procedure, all employees also complete Prevent Training every two years and our designated safeguarding leads undertake Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding Training. In addition to this, as part of their CPD, all staff complete other relevant training, relating to safeguarding and child protection, at regular intervals throughout the year. Safer Recruitment Training is also undertaken by the head teacher and nominated governors to ensure that our recruitment process keeps our children safe.

Safeguarding is of high priority and has a high profile at St Michael's and staff are regularly given refreshers on what to do in the event of a disclosure or a worry about a child.


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Polly Page (Head teacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lee-Anne Gibson (KS2 teacher)

Safeguarding Governor: Michael Merrick


What to do if you have a concern about a child:

If you are concerned about a child in our school, you can speak to any member of staff, including our safeguarding leads. You can also contact Cumbria Safeguarding Hub to report a concern. 

Reporting a concern to the safeguarding Hub if you are a member of the public: 

If you are a member of the public and suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must report this immediately by calling the Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727.

What to do if you have concerns about a child out of hours:

The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) telephone number is different to the number to ring the Cumberland Safeguarding Hub that you ring during the day.  The EDT team is hosted by the Westmorland and Furness Council, therefore if you require an response outside of working hours (Weekends, Bank Holidays and between 5pm (4:30pm on Fridays) and 8:00am during the week) please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 373 2724.