Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy DSL  (Currently Seconded)
Designated Safeguarding Governor

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 Mrs Louise McGaffigan (Chair of Governors).


The Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Adele Bass (Taylor) (Deputy Head Teacher) and Mr Jason Newsham (SENCO).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Clare Leadley (Former 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.


The Online Safety and Prevent Champion is Mr Christopher Dugdale.


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:



Safety Planning in Isolation- Domestic Violence Support

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter to Stakeholders

Safeguarding Information for Visitors

Keeping Children Safe- Simple conversations for parents

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.