The Cumbria LSCB website contains all up to date information with regard to safeguarding and, in addition to the wealth
of information, there is a dedicated 'Parent/Carer' zone full of information if there are concerns about a child.

Anti-Bullying Policy
Bullying - Pupils' Guide
Child Protection Policy
Computing Policy with regard to Health & Safety
E-Safety Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Missing Child Policy
Prevent Duty at Beckstone
Prevent Policy 2017
Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998
Safeguarding Policy
Sex & Relationships Education Policy
Social Network Policy
Sun Exposure Policy
Safeguarding/Child Protection

Full details on the county's policies, procedures and processes with regard to safeguarding plus analysis of outcomes of serious case reviews can be accessed through the Cumbria LSCB Web Site at

The site also has a parental information zone.

If you ever have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child then you can ring your concerns through to the County's 24 hour 'Safeguarding Hub' number and you can remain anonymous if you wish.

Callers can outline their concerns and the Safeguarding Hub will give advice (consultation) and if necessary undertake an assessment of need.

There is now also an adult NSPCC helpline where any concerned adult can seek advice if they are concerned about a child and would like advice on whether to make a referral.

The number to call is:

Domestic Violence

Debbie Cook, our Educational Support Manager has trained to be a 'Domestic Violence Champion' and is a resource available to any adult who would like to confidentially share incidents with her and is a very good source of advice. Just contact the School Office to get in touch with her.

Domestic violence is on the increase and causes terrible harm to victims and the associated children.

It is everyone's responsibility to ensure it is eradicated.

As a consequence the school will be working closely with the Police as part of 'Operation Encompass' where details of domestic violence incidents will be shared with the school and meetings will be held for family support and to signpost outside organisations who can help and support.

When children are witnesses to the incidents or the aftermath then it can seriously harm their mental well-being, indeed statistics show 3,081 children in Cumbria witnessed reported domestic violence last year.

This is even more shocking when research shows that incidents happen 35 times before the issue is reported to Police.

This is not acceptable, there should be no incidents and if it does occur it should be reported immediately, the school will support families with this.