Stonyhurst understands, accepts and believes that every member of our school community places safeguarding children and young people at risk at the heart of all they do.  

Stonyhurst’s policy, found here, reflects our Jesuit philosophy, Magis. We seek to do more for Christ in serving and protecting the most vulnerable within our community. Therefore, everyone who comes into contact with children and young people has a role to play. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. We recognise that no single practitioner/agency can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. The Safeguarding team works closely with local, national and international safeguarding partners to offer advice and support to the wider Stonyhurst community. 

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Stonyhurst is proud to be an Operation Encompass school which is an early intervention safeguarding partnership supporting children and young people who may have been exposed to domestic abuse.  It is a system which provides an early notification to key adults within a school when a pupil may have been affected by domestic abuse. In response to this notification, schools are able to ensure the appropriate support is available for that child.

Stonyhurst is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, pupils and staff at school.  We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Lancashire Children Safeguarding Assurance Partnership.

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

Operation Encompass

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Key contacts

Sarah Gibson

Titles: Head of Pre-Prep, Designated Safeguard Lead

Zoe Livingstone

Titles: Assistant Head – Transition, Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Spanish

Dawn Lundergan

Titles: Director of Safeguarding

Emma Winstanley

Titles: SENDCO, Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead

Rosalie Wroblewski

Titles: Assistant Head (Primary Phase), SMH Designated Senior Lead


This summer, CEOP have designed a number of activities to help parents and carers to talk more and learn together with their children, through #CEOPSummerChallenge. On Monday 24th July, they will be launching #CEOPSummerChallenge, six weeks of thematic challenges for parents and carers to complete with their children.

The challenge aims to support parents and carers to talk regularly with their children about being online and how to be safer. Each week, parents and carers can choose one challenge (or more if they wish!), from four options per age group, for ages 4 to 11 and 11+. Topics covered in the challenge will be:

Week 1: online security
Week 2: a balanced view of being online
Week 3: sharing photos online
Week 4: socialising online
Week 5: online videos
Week 6: online gaming

Useful Safeguarding Resources

Organisation  Contact details
Lancashire Children's Social Care

0300 123 6720

Lancashire Police

101 or if there is a threat to life call 999


0800 11 11

The Hideout  
Young Minds
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
CEOPS ref. online safety Report to CEOP
National Online Safety (current parents and carers)
NSPCC Report child abuse
Stonyhurst Safeguarding Concerns

07976 527333

Lancashire County Council Keeping your child safe

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