Safeguarding of children


Safeguarding is of the utmost importance to us at Clayton-le-Woods Church of England Primary School.  As a school, we take seriously any concerns raise about the safety of all members of the school community.  You can find our policies regarding Safeguarding here


If you have any issues related to child protection, please contact the schools' Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Mrs S Bashora or Mr P Howard, or if the concern is an emergency, the police should be contacted using 999.


For further information about how you can help safeguard children, please see the link below:


Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board

Life in 'Likes' article


Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Safeguarding Policy

Online Safety Policy

Social Media Policy

Operation Encompass

The Click CEOP button (pictured above) is an asset of the National Crime Agency CEOP command. The CEOP command works to protect children from abuse and exploitation both online and offline. The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child exploitation or child abuse directly to CEOP.


In conjunction with Lancashire Police, Clayton-le-Woods C. of E. Primary School is involved in a national initiative called “Operation Encompass”.  The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support students and their families within our school when they need us most.

You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website (click the button below) or by contacting Mr P Howard  at school.

Operation encompass - Click here