Flakefleet Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including the Child Protection policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we offer support and help to all our families and have a team of people who are able to offer guidance with early help. With our well developed partnerships with other agencies, we are often in the position to sign post families to the correct support and can act as a central hub.

Mrs Pratt is the Designated Safeguarding lead and is supported by Mr McPartlin, Mrs Burnett and Mrs Moore who are deputy DSL’s. The governor responsible for safeguarding is Amanda Spavin.

DSL Training was completed on 4th October 2023 by all SLT and Pastoral Staff

The pastoral team also have the following accredited training as follows:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid MHFA – completed June 2023
    Karen Pratt, Suzanne Moore and Whitney Thoburn
  • Understanding and Managing Sexualised Behaviours in Education Settings The AIM Project – completed November 2023
    Karen Pratt

At Flakefleet primary school, we support the government’s PREVENT agenda and actively challenge attempts at extremism and radicalisation of our pupils. We expect all parents and carers to support us in ensuring our pupils develop tolerance and understanding of different beliefs and faiths from their own.

We also work very closely with the local police in Operation Encompass. You can find more details about this in the letter below

Please see below some helpful links, documents and telephone numbers that may help you:

Children's safeguarding assurance partnership

Young Minds

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child

Practical tips, advice and where you can get help if your child or teenager is struggling with their mood, feelings, or their behaviour seems different.


The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. Help us be here for children. Please donate now.

CAMHS Blackpool Teaching Hospital Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for 5-18 years

Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Fylde Coast Womens Aid

Fylde Coast Women’s Aid (FCWA) offers free advice and support to individuals living in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, stalking and child sexual exploitation.

Counselling in the community

Inspire Drug and Alcohol Service

Useful Telephone Number

Samaritans: 116 123

The National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Shelter: 0808 800 444