All our school safeguarding follows our school policy which can be found here

What is safeguarding?

The Cathedral Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Holt (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Grierson (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Benson (SENCO) and Mr Hodder (KS2 leader). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding including online safety in our school is Mrs Aravinth. 

If you are concerned about a child then The Lancashire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722. If you think a child is in immediate danger, don’t delay – call the police on 999.


As part of Cathedral Catholic Primary School’s commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is a national initiative which links the Police and educational establishments in an early intervention safeguarding partnership. Its function is to support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Being part of Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Lancashire Police before the start of the next school day. Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  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 means they feel safe and included.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support children and their families within our school when they need us the most. The Key Adults at our school are Nicola Holt (Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Shiralee Grierson (Acting Deputy Head and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead). You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website or please contact the school with any further questions.

A copy of our letter to parents about Operation Encompass can be found here.



The school also has to follow the statutory guidance called Keeping Children Safe in Education, published by the Department for Education each year. A copy of the current document can be found here.

Safeguarding Documents

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Online Safety

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Links to the Adults and Parents page of the Centre with ideas and suggestions. There are loads of activities to read or download that link to International Safer Internet Day. Find out more by clicking the logo or click here.