Wigton Nursery and Infant School

  1. Information
  2. Safeguarding


Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Lloyd

Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Rose

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Woodburn- School Business Manager

Miss Blackburn- Lead Inclusion Practitioner





What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.


Safeguarding at Wigton Nursery and Infant School

At Wigton Nursery and  Infant School the welfare and safety of our children is our main priority.  We take safeguarding very seriously, therefore we have a number of policies in relation to safeguarding, which can be found in the policies section of this website.  All staff have been trained in level 1 safeguarding and our safeguarding team have received both level 2 and level 3 training.

At Wigton Nursery and Infant School we:

  • Take a child centered approach
  • Provide a safe environment for children to learn in
  • Look out for signs of a safeguarding issue
  • We teach our pupils about staying safe and introduce lessons on bullying, healthy eating, internet safety and road safety so that the children are aware of how to keep themselves safe.
  • Work with carers, parents and children to resolve concerns brought to our attention.


If you have concerns about a child outside of school hours or in an emergency, please contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub