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
also has a parental information zone.
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.
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
to call is:
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
violence is on the increase and causes terrible harm to
victims and the associated children.
It is everyone's responsibility to ensure it is
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.
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.
even more shocking when research shows that incidents
happen 35 times before the issue is reported to Police.
not acceptable, there should be no incidents and if it
does occur it should be reported immediately, the school
will support families with this.