Safeguarding at Lowerplace
At Lowerplace Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and young people. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and also promote the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.
The school recognises its responsibilities and duties to report child protection concerns to Children’s Services and to assist Children’s Services in child protection enquiries and in supporting Children in Need. This is in line with the statutory guidance documents Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 (updated December 2020) and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.
The school will raise child protection concerns with parents/carers at the earliest appropriate opportunity, and work in partnership with them and other agencies to improve outcomes. The school will ensure that all staff are provided with the appropriate training in child protection issues, as recommended in the guidance. In particular, designated members of staff will be released to attend the necessary enhanced training courses to enable them to carry out their role effectively.
Any concerns about children are passed through to the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Safeguarding Leads” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.
If you see or hear anything that concerns you, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).
- Ms Martin, Headteacher
- Mrs Lawton, Deputy Headteacher
- Mrs Gyongyosi, Children’s Welfare Officer
Around the school you will see charts that explain what to do should a child say something that concerns you. Please immediately inform a DSL. If a member of staff acts in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, please speak to a DSL, the Head Teacher or Barry Hobson, our Chair of Governors.
For more information, please see our safeguarding policy.
Together we can keep our children safe.