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PDA External Safeguarding Audits


We invite external bodies in to school to audit all aspects of our safeguarding policies and practices. A summary report from these audits (initial visit in November 2020, with a follow-up visit in September 2021) can be found below.


Our next full external safeguarding audit is scheduled to take place in the autumn term of 2022.


These external audits are an important part of our evaluation process as we seek to continually refine, develop and improve our safeguarding policies and practices, in line with the latest guidance.   

Safeguarding at Parbold Douglas


At Parbold Douglas C of E Academy, our first priority is the safety and welfare of our pupils.  We have clear systems and processes in school to ensure all members of our school community understand their duties and responsibilities in safeguarding our children.  Our staff are committed to ensuring our children are safe, happy and nurtured at all times.


Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concern's about a child's welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to their welfare. 


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Chris Lawson. 
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr John Coxhead.  

The Lead Governor for Safeguarding is Mr Grant Carruthers.


If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child, please act without delay.  You can contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads or:


Tim Booth/Shane Penn/Donna Green - Local Authority Designated Officer - 01772 536694

Lancashire Children's Social Care - 03001236720    



We have a number of policies that form part of our safeguarding work. These include (but are not limited to):


  • Attendance and Children Missing in Education
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Low-level Concerns
  • Online Safety
  • Behaviour
  • Exclusions

To view these policies, please follow the link below.

Online Safety Information for parents