Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors

Hoddlesden St Paul's CVE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Staff, governors and volunteers require an enhanced DBS disclosure and to undertake annual safeguarding training. 


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Christopher Dugdale (Head Teacher).

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Miss Andrea Glynn.


The Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Adele Bass (Taylor) (Deputy Head Teacher) and Mrs Gemma Scholes

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mr Simon Taylor (Acting Chair of Governors).


The Designated Person for Looked After Children (CLA/LAC) and Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs Adele Bass. The Deputy Designated Teacher for Looked After Children is Mr Christopher Dugdale.


  • CAF/TAF Lead is Mrs Adele Bass
  • Supervision Lead is Mrs Adele Bass
  • Online Safety Lead is Mr Christopher Dugdale 
  • Safer Recruitment Lead is Mr Christopher Dugdale 
  • Prevent Lead is Mrs Gemma Scholes


If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.

Contact Blackburn with Darwen Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call:

01254 666400


You can contact the Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board by following this link:



Supervision Policy

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter to Stakeholders

Safeguarding Information for Visitors

Additional information on Online Safety can be located in the Parents section. 


All safeguarding documentation is read and understood (signed) by all the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors of St Paul's CofE Primary School. 


The Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the recording, implementation and tracking of all statutory updates and training requirements. Copies of all training certificates can be found in individuals personnel files. 


The Headteacher carries out induction meetings with newly appointed staff to ensure key messages, policies and procedures are followed.