St James' C of E Primary School, Blackburn


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from maltreatment, preventing the impairment of physical or mental health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes1:

- The school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance and everyone’s responsibility

- Safer children make more successful learners

- Representatives of the whole-school community of pupils, parents, staff and governors will be involved in policy development and review

- Policies will be reviewed at least annually

- We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: V Moore

vmoore.JPG  Contact email:                              tel: 01254 698335


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:  S Rehman

srehman.JPG Contact email:                              tel: 01254 698335


The nominated safeguarding and child protection governor is: Mrs. E. Holmes & Mrs. C. Coombes


The Headteacher is: D Stitcher

Contact email:                              tel:  01254 698335


The LA Designated Officer for Blackburn with Darwen is: Jonathan Leniewski     

tel: 01254 666723


V. Moore and S. Rehman are mental health first aiders and can provide support and deal with crisis situations.


Blackburn with Darwen – Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS): 01254 666400

Blackburn with Darwen – Emergency Duty Team: 01254 587547 (out of office hours)


Under the 1989 Children Act, schools have certain statutory responsibilities towards the protection of children and all staff have a ‘Duty of Care’ to keep children safe and promote their welfare.             


Useful Links

Action for Children

Keeping Children Safe in Education

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused



Safeguarding ¦ Blackburn Diocese

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online




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St James' C of E Primary School Earl Street, Blackburn BB1 8EG
Headteacher Mr D Stitcher
SENDCo J. Cameron (KS1&KS2)
R. Limbada (EYFS)
Enquiries should be addressed to Miss R Heyworth.
Telephone 01254 698335
Office Hours Monday to Friday 7:45am to 4:00pm