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Safeguarding Children is Everybody's Responsibility

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:


  • pupils’ health and safety

  • the use of reasonable force

  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions

  • providing first aid

  • educational visits

  • intimate care

  • internet or online safety

  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local contex

Safeguarding is our number one responsibility at Avondale. We have three designated safe guarding leads: Mrs Brown, Mrs Wright and Mrs Morgan. As we are so committed to the safety and wellbeing our pupils we employ two pupil wellbeing and family support workers - Mrs Wright and Miss Braysford.

Are you concerned that a child is being abused or neglected?

If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.


Contact Blackburn with Darwen Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call: 01254 666400

If you are calling outside these hours please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 01254 587547

You can contact the Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board by following this link:

You can also report your concerns online:

NSPCC Website:

Or you can also speak to:

NSPCC 0800 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111


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Documents to download
Safeguarding Documentation

All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of Avondale Primary School. 


The senior leadership team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements. 


The Headteacher and SLT carry out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.  

School Filtering Information

Avondale Primary School is committed to the safety of all its pupils and other stakeholders. In an ever changing online world it is vital that schools have robust safety procedures in place. Avondale Primary School works with the local education authority to provide the internet in a safe and appropriate way for our pupils. Fortinet is used for web filtering purpose to ensure that  appropriate filters are in place for our pupils and staff in school.

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