Safeguarding – Information


To find out more about the way in which we safeguard children and young people, please refer to our
Overarching Safeguarding Statementand Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – Anybody with a concern about a child in Cumbria can contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727. The number is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Lisa Balderstone, Head teacher
The Management Committee Member (governor) with responsibility for safeguarding is: Gary Hartley

“The Management Committee and staff of South Cumbria Pupil Referral Service take seriously our responsibility under Section 175 Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for independent schools) to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils/students, to minimise risk and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements are in place within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm and to keep them safe and secure whilst in our care”.
Keep Children Safe In Education (PDF)
Trix Online
Cumbria LSCB


The ‘County Lines’ campaign is being developed to create a multi-agency approach which targets young people, parents, general public, care home staff, Merseyside Police officers/ staff, health care professionals and teachers to create a talking point about the signs and triggers of vulnerable adults and young people being exploited to deliver drugs, and the relevant reporting mechanisms.

Please view the following for more information:

County Lines