Nothing is more important than safeguarding our pupils. Low Furness CE Primary school has a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy that details the steps and approaches we take to prevent harm to our pupils, protect them at all times and provide them with the best possible support.

As a school and as individuals we are committed to maintaining a culture of listening and respecting pupils, keeping them safe and making them feel safe in the knowledge that there are always sympathetic adults they can talk to. 

Safeguarding team

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sue Little, Headteacher
  • Backup in Sue’s absence: Tracey Tracey, senior teacher and SENCO
  • Link Governor: William Ross
  • Kidsafe and SERIS lead: Emma Taplin 
All our staff and governors are trained in safeguarding and maintain their awareness with regular updates. Our pupils know that they can approach any member of staff and be sure of same careful, sympathetic and thorough attention to their concerns.
You can find our Safeguarding policy in full on the policies page.


Kidsafe is a programme of mental health and safeguarding teaching that is integrated into our RHSE curriculum. It provides serious lessons with a light touch, tailored to every age group and designed to give children an active role in keeping themselves safe. Topics include:
  • Positive mental health
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Understanding worried feelings
  • Peer pressure
  • Internet safety
  • Bullying / Cyber bullying
  • Keeping private places safe
  • Parents / Carers arguing


SERIS stands for Social and Emotional Resilience in Schools. At Low Furness we are committed to a fully rounded education for our pupils. Their life chances, wellbeing and happiness depend on self-esteem, self-awareness and self-belief just as much as they do on academic preparation. We help our children to be confident, assertive, empathetic and well-rounded individuals.

External agencies

Where necessary we will work with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), the  and external agencies to coordinate a response to safeguarding concerns or incidents whether within or outside the school.

What to do if you suspect a child is in danger

If a child is in immediate danger, you must call 999 and ask for the police.

If you suspect a problem at school, talk to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (currently Mrs Little) or to the nominated Safeguarding Governor (currently Will Ross).

If you suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must report this immediately by calling the Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Hub on 0300 373 2724.


For more information please see the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Westmorland and Furness guidance page (currently in transition from the old council site).