Church Of England Primary School



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 below.


If you have any issues related to child protection, please contact the schools' Designated Safeguarding Leads:  

  • Mrs S Bashora
  • Mr P Howard
  • Mrs K Howlett
  • 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 links below:

Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership

Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy

Online Safety Policy

Social Media Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2023

Operation Encompass

Lancashire Family Safeguarding (Children's Social Care)


Early Help

If you feel that your family would benefit from some support to deal with any issues affecting your family then we can offer Early Help. This may be through chatting with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (named above.) You can be put in touch with our Family Support worker, Maria Taylor, or we can signpost to other appropriate agencies such as the Children and Family Wellbeing Service (CFWS.) Just contact the office to see how best we can help.

Online Safety

If you would like support regarding online safety please visit our Online Safety page.


Clayton-le-Woods CE Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of our school's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.

Please click the link below to access a range of resources supporting the teaching of the Prevent Curriculum in Lancashire.

Click here - Prevent

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