Shadsworth Infant SchoolLearning, Sharing and Caring


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Shadsworth Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Staff, governors and volunteers require an enhanced DBS disclosure and to undertake annual safeguarding training. 


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Gillian Crompton (Head Teacher).

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Jackie Gallgher.


The Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Emma Varey (Deputy Head Teacher)Mrs Marie Grafton (SENDCO), Mrs Olivia Aspden (EYFS Lead) and Mr Chris Mooney (Pupil Wellbeing Co-orindator) 

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Kim Stinson (Chair of Governors).


The Designated Person for Looked After Children (CLA/LAC) is Mr Chris Mooney. The Deputy Designated Teacher for Looked After Children is Mrs Gillian Crompton


  • CAF/TAF Lead is Mr Chris Mooney 
  • EY Supervision Lead is Mrs Olivia Aspden 
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Child on Child Abuse Lead is Mrs Gillian Crompton
  • Online Safety Lead is Mrs Emma Varey 
  • Safeguarding Children with SEND Lead is Mrs Marie Grafton 
  • Safer Recruitment Lead is Mrs Gillian Crompton 
  • Prevent Lead is Mrs Emma Varey  


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



Safeguarding Policy 2023

Low Level Concerns Policy

Blackburn with Darwen LA provide school with an efficient web filtering system. The system provides our school with weekly reporting data that supports the Senior Leadership Team with their efforts to ensure 100% effectiveness with regards to Online Safety for all stakeholders. 


Our internal technician provision, Blue Orange, are experienced users of Forti Analyser and the data produced supports our own internal filtering checks that are carried out.  

Additional information on Online Safety can be located in the Parents section. 


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


The Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements. Copies of all training certificates can be found in individuals personnel files. 


The Headteacher or Deputy Head Teacher carries out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.