Care of Children
We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural 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 breaktimes. At lunchtimes the Senior Midday Supervisor, 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 Headteachers are also available (by prior arrangement if possible) to discuss any more serious concerns.
Voice of the Child
It is every child/young person’s right to have their voice heard in decisions that affect them. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states this.
We take Voice of the Child very seriously and we will explore deeply any worries that children have.
Our Boo Strategy
As part of our Anti-Bullying Policy we have developed our BOO Strategy to empower children and proactively deal with social issues and eradicate bullying, developing both the victim and perpetrator
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 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.
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.
Please click here for the LCC School Child Protection Safeguarding Policy September 2022
Our PSHE and Safeguarding Special Talks
Our Safeguarding and Well-Being Newsletters
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety leader, Julia Brooks 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.
We recognise that parents, carers and family members may wish to record events such as school plays, sports days etc to celebrate their child’s achievements. However it is important that such records remain private and for family and personal use only. Please be very careful if putting your children’s images on the internet, including on social networking sites. If you wish to put images online, and these images contain children who are not part of your family, you must first obtain the permission of parents or carers of the other children concerned.
For further information about taking photographs in school and how the Data Protection Act does not apply to photographs or films being taken for personal use by family and friends please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/schools/photos/
Any objections to this policy should be addressed to the Headteacher.
The PREVENT DUTY
Preventing Extremism- CONTEST is the UK’s strategy for countering terrorism. It involves many partners working together, including schools.
It has four elements:
Pursue – to stop terrorist attacks through disruption, investigation and detection
Prepare – where an attack cannot be stopped, to mitigate its impact
Protect – to strengthen against terrorist attack, including borders and utilities
Prevent – to stop people becoming terrorists or being drawn towards terrorism
What is PREVENT?
Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or being drawn towards terrorism.
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 Catherine Stratton
The Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Alice Cowles (was Beveridge)
The Designated Lead for LAC (Looked after children): Mrs Sarah Allen
The Designated Lead for Anti- Bullying: Mrs Alice Cowles
The Designated Lead for online safety is: Mrs Catherine Stratton
The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Mrs Rebecca Gibbons (updated from Linda Hawbrook June 2023)
The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Mrs Rebecca Gibbons (updated from Linda Hawbrook June 2023)
The Designated link Governor for online safety is: Mrs Rebecca Gibbons (updated from Linda Hawbrook June 2023)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- educate.against.hate Practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation