Safeguarding and Caring for our Children

Safeguarding

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its children. 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 Headteacher is 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.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Hanson-Church and Mrs Irving is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Rev Kathy Colwell  and Sue Fernyhough are our governors for safeguarding.

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

Care of Children

We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s moral, cultural and spiritual development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum in general and through our PSHE programme in particular.

With the exception of break and lunchtime, each member of staff is responsible for the care of children in their class. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at break times. At lunchtimes the Midday Supervisors, together with the Headteacher, take responsibility for the children’s welfare. When accidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff in the first instance. If further action is required parents will be contacted. 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 is also available (by prior arrangement if possible) to discuss any more serious concerns.

 

Our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed under Key Information - Policies on this website.