Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is of the utmost importance at St. Michael's;

it is everyone's responsibility.

St. Michael's school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of its pupils, engaging with young people and staff in Policy and practice developments, proactively encourages feedback and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


In school, the staff who have specific child protection responsibilities are:


MIss Gill Mawson (Deputy Head)                                  Mrs Lorna Smith, (Headteacher) 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)                           Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Level 3                                                                                Level 3

Our safeguarding governor is Brendan McArdle


If you have a concern about a child or young person please ask to speak to either Miss Mawson or Mrs Smith or you can take your concern directly to Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership - Safeguarding Hub



Child Protection Policy and Procedures

 Overarching Safeguarding Statement

Our School is an Operation Encompass School - Operation Encompass Information for Parents 


Online Safety 

Online safety is a key part of keeping children safe at St. Michael's. This involves educating the children about safe use of the internet and associated technology and also supporting parents. 

As part of this we have created an Acceptable Use Agreement for pupils, school and parents. We ask pupils, teachers and parents to read, discuss and sign the document each academic year and it is regularly referred to during appropriate teaching moments. 

Acceptable Use Agreement

We regularly share guidance documents from National Online Safety on our school Facebook page

Here are some useful links to help us work together to keep our children safe online, click on each image to take you to their site: 



 CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command - you can report inappropriate online contact here.