Larkholme Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including the Child Protection policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we offer support and help to all our families and have a team of people who are able to offer guidance with early help. With our well developed partnerships with other agencies, we are often in the position to sign post families to the correct support and can act as a central hub.

Mrs Sims is the Designated Safeguarding lead and is supported by Mrs Mellow and Ms Gilmour who are deputy DSL’s. The governor responsible for safeguarding is Mr Irish (vice-chair of governors).

At Larkholme primary school, we support the government’s PREVENT agenda and actively challenge attempts at extremism and radicalisation of our pupils. We expect all parents and carers to support us in ensuring our pupils develop tolerance and understanding of different beliefs and faiths from their own. 

Safeguarding in Education

At Larkholme, we have staff trained to deliver special sessions from KidSafe UK that help us to focus on preventative education in relation to safeguarding. It helps us to have a sound and robust curriculum to support children in developing knowledge about safeguarding in all areas including child-on-child abuse. 

KidSafe enables staff to confidently deliver trauma informed, age appropriate safeguarding programmes directly to children, they have over 20 years experience in supporting schools and nurseries to deliver a child-centered safeguarding and mental health curriculum to children, to create safer, happier and healthier futures. 

Information for Families

Social Prescribing—report-abuse-form/

NSPCC website

Lancashire has complied some additional resources including a new app that can be used to support with co-parenting.