At St James C of E Infant School, the health, safety and well-being of all our children is of paramount importance to all the adults who work or volunteer here.  All of our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability.  St James Infant School will regard Child Protection as an essential task of all its staff, governors and volunteers.

The aim of our Child Protection Policy is to safeguard and promote our pupil’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open caring and supportive climate and this is of paramount importance at St James Infant School.  St James Infant School recognises that an effective whole school child protection and safeguarding policy is one that provides clear direction to staff and all other adults in school, about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with child protection issues.  All of our staff receive regular training on Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Whilst it is the responsibility of every adult working in school to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, there are key people at St James Infant School and in the LA who have specific responsibilities.


Mr Michael Craig is the Designated Person for Safeguarding and Child Protection and

Mrs Clair Brown and Miss Stephanie are the Deputy Designated Persons for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Mrs Dorothy Graham is the Designated Governor.                                     

Mr Michael Craig is the Designated Person for Child Protection and Safeguarding Mrs Clair Brown is the Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection and Safeguarding  Miss Stephanie Sapsed is the Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection and Safeguarding 

If you have a concern about any child, you can speak in total confidentiality to our Designated Person who can offer advice about your worries.

All staff are fully trained and procedures are detailed and followed in every case where a child may be at risk. Additionally, anyone who has a concern about the safety of a child, can make a referral to the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727.

A copy of our full Child Protection Policy can be downloaded below.

There are a variety of key documents for child protection in school.  Please click on the links below to view or download them.

2017-2018 Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 

Online Safety Policy 2017

Summary Contact Details 2018


Further information can also be obtained from

 "St James C of E Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of its pupils, engages with young people and staff in Policy and practice developments, proactively encourages feedback and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”.


Please see our Rough Guide to Staying Safe leaflet below for more advice on helping your child to stay safe.  You can also download a guide to keeping safe online by clicking the link: Keeping Under Fives Safe Online.