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Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Newlaithes Nursery & Infant School we take safeguarding our children extremely seriously, including our duty under the Prevent Strategy. It is at the forefront of everything we do and all staff and governors share this approach. All staff members and governors have received appropriate training in safeguarding. 


Statutory Guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education states that:


"Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interests of the child. "


If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child you can look at the Cumbria Safeguarding Children website for information and guidance.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Newlaithes Nursery & Infant School is the Headteacher, Mr Simon Wilkinson. He can be contacted on 01228 525756. In his absence, Mr Nathan Pow, Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Wendy Nicholls, School Business Manager are also fully trained and can be spoken to. Our named governor is Mr Ian Harker.


Alternatively, you can call the Cumberland Safeguarding Hub. The telephone number of this service is 0333 240 1727 and anybody with a concern about a child in Cumberland can contact Children's Services on this single number.


Out of working hours- contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0333 303 3892

Calls between 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm Friday will go direct to the hub for action.

Emergency calls during evenings and weekends will be answered by the emergency duty team that can be contacted on the same number.