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Audley Junior School - Safeguarding Team


Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs. Sue Aldred - Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr. Neil Holden - Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs. Kelly. Goddard - Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms. Halima Mohamed  -Emotional Wellbeing coordinator

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 context


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 Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) 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

Safeguarding Policies

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


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


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



    Safeguarding Policy 2023-2024

    Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023-2024

    Prevent Strategy

    As part of the AJS commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

    Mrs S. Aldred is the Prevent Lead at Audley Junior School.


    What is the Prevent Strategy?

    The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours. It:-

    • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
    • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
    • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).

    Prevent Policy

    The Internet and Online Safety

    Online safety is a very important part of keeping children safe at AJS. We have extensive security measures in place to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Online safety is taught to all pupils in school so that they are confident to explore the internet whilst remaining safe and using appropriate behaviours online. As a minimum, one online safety lesson is taught each half term in every year group which has been planned using both the National Curriculum and Google's 'Be Internet Legends' curriculum. There is also a clear overview in place so that staff and children are aware of the progression of these skills and their relevance.


    It is important that children are taught the skills and knowledge in order to stay safe online, as removing their use of technology when an issue arises is not beneficial in developing appropriate behaviours. This is why at AJS we know that working with parents is also vital so that we are sharing consistent messages both at school and at home.

    Useful Information for Parents from the NSPCC