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Safeguarding at Thursby School is first and foremost at the centre of our school and our local community. We pay due diligence to ensuring all pupils are safe and secure within our school. We work with families to maintain strong positive links and develop every aspect of a child's life. 


Staff are very vigilant and have professional curiosity towards keeping children safe. 


We, at Thursby School, offer your child a safe, happy, nurturing environment, where children's wellbeing and safety are at the forefront. 


Please take time to view our Child Protection Policy and our parent leaflet within this section of the website. 



COVID 19 Safeguarding Policy supplementary

Our Safeguarding Team

Thursby Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

Mrs Jayne Williams (Headteacher)

The role encompasses leading everything that is safeguarding from Child Protection to school site safety of pupils; from recruitment to developing staff knowledge. 


Qualifications:  Level 2 and Level 3 both refreshed in June 2021 

Safer Recruitment refreshed  23.06.2021 

Annual Level 1 refresher-September 

Prevent- Train the Trainer  completed 2019

Prevent- Channel Awareness refreshed 29.06.21

NGA Governor Safeguarding module-May 2021 

Ongoing online module training  through CSCP 


Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mr Dave Colombi (Assistant Headteacher)

The role is to support the DSL and act in the absence of the DSL for safeguarding. This includes but is not limited to: Early Help, Operation Encompass, pupil safety, site security.


Qualifications: Level 2 and Level 3 refreshed in 2019 

Safer Recruitment refreshed in 2020 

Annual Level 1 Safeguarding-September 

Prevent- Channel Awareness

Ongoing Online Modules through Cumbria CSCP


Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding:

Mrs Liz Craig

*The role is to support, monitor and challenge DSL/DDSL  to ensure the effectiveness of safeguarding remains very robust and ensure systems and procedures in school are in place and followed consistently.



Annual Level 1 training 

Governor NGA Safeguarding Module- 2021

Child Protection in Education - Level 2 - September 2020

Child Neglect - Level 2 - May 2021

Child Exploitation - Level 2 - October 2020

Ongoing Online Modules



Our designated Child Looked After Teacher 

Mrs Jayne Williams (Headteacher)

The role of Designated Teacher is to lead and follow the procedures for pupils who are in the Local Authority's care. 


Online Safety Co-Ordinator 

Mr Simon Townsend (Year 2 class teacher)

supported by Jayne Williams 



Parent leaflet-Safeguarding of everyone- September 2021 to August 2022

DFE Guidance documents. Keeping Children Safe in Education (updated January 2021) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018- last updated 2020)

Other relevant documentation for parents/carers can be found online through the Department Of Education website (DFE) :


- Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools  (updated 2018) 

-Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying (DFE November 2014) 



Every Local Authority has an independent local safeguarding children partnership. Cumbria has a dedicated Children's 'Cumbria Safeguarding Children's  Partnership' (Cumbria CSCP ) website. The Parents and carers can access this site to gain information regarding information of their arrangements, their vision and values alongside the numerous documents and information it holds to support families. 


Please check out our 'Parents' section on this website for 'Useful Links' to other relevant documentation.