At St James C of E Junior School, safeguarding is our number one priority. We are committed to ensuring that all children feel safe and secure and pupil welfare is paramount. In school we have a trained safeguarding team who all have safeguarding responsibilities.

They are: Mrs Foye (Designated Safeguard Lead), Mr Beattie (Deputy Safeguard Lead) and Mr King (Deputy Safeguard Lead). Mrs McGrane is our safeguarding governor.

Also, all staff that work in our school, have up-to-date safeguard training and are aware that safeguarding is EVERYONES responsibility.  

At St James, we follow and adhere to the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures and a direct link to their website is available here: 


We are also a Kidsafe UK registered school and we have members of staff who are Kidsafe trained.

Kidsafe is a registered charity that delivers specialised child protection/safeguarding programmes to children and young people from Early Years Foundation Stage through to High School.

The intention is to protect, educate and empower children without shattering their innocence. With the help of our puppet, KS, the Kidsafe programmes are uniquely designed to help children take an active role in deciding how they can recognise and protect themselves from all forms of abuse. 

For more information about Kidsafe then please visit their website  at or ask a member of staff.

To support our families at St James' Junior School we work closely with Howgill. They provide education, skills, health, and social care services for children and their families across Copeland and West Cumbria. To have a look at what they offer follow this link

Please click on the links below to find out more about Safeguarding at St James C of E Junior School.

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Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG