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Safeguarding

Care of Children

We aim to offer a safe and secure environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through the delivery of the PSHE curriculum.

Members of staff  share the responsibility for keeping our children safe. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher and Learning Mentor are also available (by prior arrangement) to discuss any more serious concerns.

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Gough, Mrs Thorner and Miss Sylvester) are obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Children’s Safeguarding Board and inform the Children’s Services of the concern.

When the school refers a concern about a child to the Children’s Services, it is not accusing anyone but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk.

2016 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

 Health & Safety

The Health & Safety leader, Mrs Harkness, our School Business Manager, makes regular inspections together with a designated member of the Governing Body. Reports are made to the Headteacher who ensures any necessary action is taken. The school complies with all national and local Health & Safety Regulations.

 

Photographs

We recognise that parents, carers and family members may wish to take photographs at school events such as school plays, sports days etc to celebrate their child’s achievements. However it is important that these photographs remain for family and personal use only. Please be very careful when putting your children’s images on the internet, including on social networking sites. If you wish to put images online please ensure that none of the images contain photographs of children who are not part of your family.

Safeguarding

Any volunteers or new members of staff have to have an induction with the Headteacher and Health and Safety officer to discuss safeguarding within school and their responsibilities. All staff and volunteers to be kept up to date with any recent changes or any new documents.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Nicola Gough

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Odette Thorner and Miss Sylvester

The Designated Lead for LAC (Looked after children): Mrs Odette Thorner

The Designated Lead for online safety is: Mrs Nicola Gough

The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Mrs Marlene Chapman

The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Lisa Cassidy

The Designated link Governor  for online safety is: Andy Johnson

Important Contact Details

Children’s Services Social Care Team: Telephone: 01522 782111

Outside of office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01522 782333.

Police 999 in the case or an emergency

101 for non emergencies

There is also the opportunity to contact the police on line at https://www.lincs.police.uk/contact-us/

Lincolnshire Police 101- can route non urgent referrals through to the PREVENT Team

NSPCC – National Helpline    0808 800 5000

Childline  0800 11 11

Lincolnshire County Council Child Protection/Safeguarding Team  Telephone: 01522 782111

Lincolnshire Children’s Safeguarding Board  at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb

For general enquiries you can email us at  lscb@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

To report a concern please call the Children Services Customer Service Centre (CSC) on 01522 782111.

Outside of office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01522 782333

Please find below, a link to the Stay Safe on Line campaign information leaflet

Staying Safe Online leaflet