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Safeguarding is everyone’s priority and responsibility and Ladywood has embedded a culture of vigilance at every level. All staff are expected to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. As we know, that for children to be successful learners in school, they must feel safe, secure and valued for who they are. Staff work together for the safety and well-being of all children in their care in line with their statutory duties. They promote the welfare of all children regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or belief.

Designated Safeguarding Leads
Safeguarding is central to everything that we do at Ladywood and we have robust policies and procedures in place to ensure that everyone is kept safe. There are a number of staff who work as part of the schools safeguarding team.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sarah Dakin

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Mrs Lynsey Brierley, Mrs Susan Tailor, Mrs Leanne du Preez, Mrs Samantha Wilson and Mrs Sarah Travis

Safeguarding Trustee: Ashley Mason
Her role is to:

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of national guidance.

  • Review polices and procedures with the DSL.

  • Ensure that all school policies consider potential safeguarding issues.

  • Ensure safer recruitment is robust and adhered to.

  • Ensure staff have adequate and high quality training.

  • Monitor the single central record with the DSL.

Protecting Children from Abuse


Ladywood School will take any reasonable action to safeguard the welfare of all children. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child maybe suffering significant harm, in the form or emotional, physical, sexual abuse or neglect then the school will follow the procedures set out by Bolton Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP).

Operation Encompass

Ladywood School is in partnership with Bolton Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police in a project called “Bolton Encompass”. The project is designed to provide support for children who may be impacted on by domestic violence. Information from Encompass will be shared with Head of School Mrs Susan Tailor who has been identified as key adult at Ladywood. The key adult will ensure that appropriate supportive strategies are put in place.



Children can be exposed to different views and receive information from various sources. Some of these views may be considered radical or extreme. Radicalisation is the process through which a person comes to support or be involved in extremist ideologies. It can result in a person becoming drawn into terrorism and is in itself a form of harm. All organisations that work with children and young people have a duty to understand the process of radicalisation and to help prevent it. All staff have completed the online ‘prevent training which explains more about radicalisation and how staff could identify this happening..


If you have and queries or questions around safeguarding issues at Ladywood then please contact one of the names leads through the school office or via email

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