Lowca Community School is committed to providing a caring, safe environment and operate good practice in accordance with the latest guidance and legislation. 

Safeguarding is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. This is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. 

Safeguarding covers a broad agenda and aims to achieve the following:

  • Prevention:( positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils).
  • Protection :( By following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns).
  • Support :( ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes)

Our key aims as a school are to ensure:

  • All our pupils are safe and protected from harm.
  • Other elements of provision and policies are in place to enable pupils to feel safe and adopt safe practices;
  • Staff, pupils, governors, visitors, volunteers and parents are aware of the expected behaviours’ and the school’s legal responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils.

All school staff receive annual training and refresher sessions to understand any changes in  the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and children are regularly updated with information on how to keep safe through assemblies, workshops and curriculum lessons including P.S.H.E. and R.S.E. Please see below some of Polices regarding Safeguarding and Behaviour as well as our Parent & Visitor Safeguarding Leaflet. We also provide regular ‘tips’ and information on our dedicated Safeguarding section of the School Newsletter and our Facebook page.

Parent & Visitor safeguarding leaflet 2023-2024

Behaviour Policy & Procedures

Overarching Safeguarding Statement September 2023

Governor Behaviour Principles

Online Safety Policies & Procedures

Child on Child Abuse Policy

Child Protection Policy & Procedures

Our Parent Survey results show that 100% of our parents feel their child is happy and safe in school! Please click here for further information about the survey or contact the office if you would like a printed copy.

Parent Safeguarding Survey Results 2024

If you have any concerns about a child please contact Jennifer Walker, the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Jane Lawson / Tori Rawlinson who are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads during school hours. For further advice and support contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership by clicking the image below.