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At Brookhouse Primary School we consider the safety and welfare of our pupils to be of paramount importance. All staff know it is their responsibility to act in the best interests of our pupils.

Staff with specific roles:


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Forsyth


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs C Leyland (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs J May (Early Years and Reception)

Mr G Owen (Lower School - Years 1,2 and 3)

Mrs S Hussain (Upper School - Years 4,5 and 6 and Online Safety)


Safeguarding Governor

Mrs S Qureshi


Lead Professionals:

Mrs K Forsyth

Mrs C Leyland

Mr G Owen


Pastoral Team:

Mrs K Forsyth - Adult and child mental health lead

Mrs C Leyland - SEND Co

Mr G Owen - Behaviour lead

Mrs R Rasul - Home School Liaison Officer (HSLO)

Mrs Y Hussain - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Mrs F Patel - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)



Safeguarding Children is Everyone'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.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:


  • pupils’ health and safety
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet or e-safety
  • prevent
  • mental health and well - being
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school 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: 01254 666400


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


You can contact the Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board by following this link:


You can also report your concerns online:

NSPCC Website:


Or you can also speak to:

NSPCC 0800 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2022-2023

Education of Children in our Care Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Prevent Strategy

As part of Brookhouse Primary School's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

Mrs K Forsyth is the Prevent Lead at Brookhouse Primary School 


What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours.


  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).

Online Safety


At Brookhouse Primary School, Mrs S Hussain is the Online Safety lead and remote education lead.


Please go to the online learning page of our website to find up to date information on online safety.