Safeguarding Children is Everybody's Responsibility

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s 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 outcomes.
At Roe Lee Park Primary School we are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of all stakeholders.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to a range of other aspects of care and education including:

  • childrens’ health and safety and well-being, including their mental health
  • meeting the needs of children who have SEND
    the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • online safety and associated issues
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure childrens’ security, taking into account the local context.

Are you concerned that a child is being abused or neglected?

If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral. Contact Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call:

If you are calling outside these hours please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01254 587547.

You can contact the Children’s Safeguarding Partnership.