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 staffshare 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.
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 Dawn 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 Sarah Lawford
The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Mrs Lisa Cassidy
The Designated link Governor for online safety is: Mr 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
The website for Domestic Abuse support is EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service https://edanlincs.org.uk/
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 email@example.com.
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
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018
- Lincolnshire Safeguarding Board
- CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- educate.against.hate Practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
In December 2019 we will become an Operation Encompass School, becoming part of a national scheme which runs jointly between all schools and the police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school’s staff – the Designated Safeguarding Lead, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have recently experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
This information shared with the school is already covered in the schools’ existing privacy notice. For further information in relation to how personal data in relation to yourself and your child(ren) is processed, please refer to Lincolnshire Police’s privacy notice which can be found on their website here: https://www.lincs.police.uk/resource-library/data-protection/privacy-notice/.