Safeguarding and Promoting the Well-Being of Children 

Burscough Priory Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all students regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. The school provides a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our school offers a warm and welcoming experience and we work tirelessly to ensure students are safe, happy and supported in achieving their potential.

Burscough Priory encourages all members of the school community to reach out and talk about things they might be worried about. While we appreciate this is not always easy to do in person, our "Reach Out" contact form helps concerns to be shared with our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Reach Out

Designated Safeguarding Leads 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

- Mr C Lyons, Deputy Headteacher – Lead DSL

- Mrs L MacLaren, Headteacher– Deputy DSL

- Mrs L Oliver, Assistant Headteacher – Deputy DSL

- Miss H Pardoe, Matthews, Deputy Pastoral Team Leader– Deputy DSL

- Mrs J Hamill, Safeguarding and Wellbeing – Deputy DSL

Should you have a concern regarding the safety or well-being of any child, please contact us.

Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies

Documents Available for Download

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Statutory guidance

Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018 

Other Useful Websites and Information


Other Useful Websites and Information


Child Safety 

  • Family life today: where's the risk?
  • New dedicated NSPCC helpline 0800 136 663  This new helpline has been created to provide both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice.  This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish.  The helpline will also provide support. 

Child Sexual Exploitation

Domestic Violence

Drugs and alcohol


Female Genital Mutilation 

Forced Marriage

International Child Abduction 


Local Authority Safeguarding Information 

Mental Health 


Victim of a Crime 

  • When to call 101
  • NEST Victim Support

Advice for parents

The school participates in pan-Lancashire Operation Encompass to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident.  

Operation Encompass has been created to address such situations that create a safeguarding risk to young people.  It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools/colleges. The aim of sharing information with local schools/colleges is to allow 'Key Adults' the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. 

Following the report of a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident, by 9 am on the next school or college day the school's Key Adult will be informed of the child or young person's involvement.  This knowledge, given to educational establishment through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child/young person. 

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors and is detailed as part o the school's Safeguarding Policy.  Information shared with parents is available here.