Caldew School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and works with a range of agencies including children’s services, health services, the police and other agencies to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. All students are encouraged to talk openly and feel confident that they will be listened to. Our Student Welfare Policy is available here.

Accessing Help and Support Within the School

If you have any concerns or are worried about your child or another young person’s safety or well-being you can contact any members of school staff listed below by telephone or email:

Telephone: 01228 710044

Click the image below to go to the Prevent Page.

Click the image below to go to the E-safety Page.

Accessing Help and Support at Home

Students and parents/carers can contact the following organisations if they have any concerns or are worried about their own or another young person’s safety or well-being.

Are you concerned about a young person?

If you are concerned that a young person is in an emergency situation you should contact the police urgently on 999.

Cumbria Safeguarding Hub

If you have significant concerns about a young person, please contact the Cumbia Safeguarding Hub – phone 033 240 1727

External Organisations

Caldew School works alongside the following organisations to ensure the safety and well-being of all its students.

Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board
Cumbria Police
Cumbria County Council Children’s Services

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead will ensure that all staff and governors have appropriate training and access to specific safeguarding issues highlighted in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.

Bullying, including Cyber-bullying / The schools E safety policyChildren Missing Education
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Domestic Violence (DV)
Drugs and substance misuse
Fabricated or Induced Illness
Faith Abuse
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Forced Marriage (FM)
Gangs and Youth Violence
Gender Based Violence/Violence against Women and Girls
Mental Health
Peer On Peer Abuse/Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
Private Fostering
Preventing Radicalisation
Teenage Relationship Abuse