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)
Mrs S Qureshi
Mrs K Forsyth
Mrs C Leyland
Mr G Owen
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:
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: www.nspcc.org.uk
Or you can also speak to:
NSPCC 0800 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
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
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours.
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.