Protecting our pupils

Here at Crosscanonby St John's we take the safety and welfare of our pupils very seriously and have a number of measures in place to ensure the safety of all our children and staff, some of which are listed in this section in policies and procedures. Please also see our Safeguarding Leaflet to read more about what we do to keep our children safe and for more information on who to call if you have a concern about a child.

To view our leaflet online, please click the link below:


You can view our safeguarding and behaviour policies on our school policy page.


All staff, employed at Crosscanonby St John's C of E Primary School, undertake regular Level 1 Safeguarding Training and undertake annual training in Keeping Children Safe in Education. As per statutory procedure, all employees also complete Prevent Training every two years and our designated safeguarding leads undertake Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding Training. In addition to this, as part of their CPD, all staff complete other relevant training, relating to safeguarding and child protection, at regular intervals throughout the year. Safer Recruitment Training is also undertaken by the head teacher and a nominated governor to ensure that our recruitment process keeps our children safe.

Safeguarding is of high priority and has a high profile at Crosscanonby St John's and staff are regularly given refreshers on what to do in the event of a disclosure or a worry about a child.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kelly Bowe (Head teacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lorraine Mogford (EYFS teacher)

Safeguarding Governor: Sarah Morgan


What to do if you have a concern about a child:

If you are concerned about a child in our school, you can speak to any member of staff, including our safeguarding leads. You can also contact Cumbria Safeguarding Hub to report a concern. 





Reporting a concern to the Safeguarding Hub if you are a member of the public:

If you are a member of the public and 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 Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727.

What to do if you have concerns about a child out of hours:

The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) telephone number is different to the number to ring the Cumberland Safeguarding Hub that you ring during the day.  The EDT team is hosted by the Westmorland and Furness Council, therefore if you require an response outside of working hours (Weekends, Bank Holidays and between 5pm (4:30pm on Fridays) and 8:00am during the week) please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 373 2724.

We work very closely with other local agencies surrounding the safeguarding of children including the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership. If you have any significant concerns about a child then you can report them direct by calling 0333 240 1727.


We are an OPERATION ENCOMPASS school. 

Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools.

One of the principles of Operation Encompass is  that all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with schools, not just those where an offence can be identified.

Crosscanonby St John's has a trained Key Adult  – the Key Adult is Mrs Kelly Bowe, who receives information about police attended Domestic Abuse incidents.

Mrs Bowe will be notified prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse. This timely information sharing  enables appropriate support to be provided for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.

Operation Encompass is an integral component in child safeguarding and protection policies and, as such, should be cited in the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policies. Participation in Operation Encompass mandates a secure record-keeping trail, which may be electronic or paper based. Within Operation Encompass all records are managed at Child Protection level with the highest level of security and confidentiality, and in full accordance with GDPR. These records are held by police and schools only. 

Operation Encompass does not hold the records and never has access to these records.


Please click on the link below to read the letter from the headteacher to parents and carers about our involvement with Operation Encompass:


Mrs K Bowe