SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
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Mrs Geldard Mrs Gray
DSL Back-up DSL
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Lancaster Lane School's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Head Teacher, Mrs Geldard.
The school's back-up DSL is Mrs Gray, the Deputy Head Teacher.
Mr Greg Adam is the Child Protection Governor.
As detailed in the policy below, all staff undertake safeguarding / child protection training on a regular basis.
To read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy click here >: Child Protection Policy
To read our Online Safety Policy click here >: Online Safety Policy
to read our EYFS Online Safety Policy click here >: EYFS Online Safety Policy
All schools have a legal duty to 'safeguard' and promote the welfare of children in the school.
This includes taking reasonable measures to reduce risk and taking appropriate action to address
What reasonable action does Lancaster Lane School take to reduce risk?
* All staff and regular visitors undertake DBS checks;
* All governors are in the process of undertaking DBS checks;
* All staff receive Child Protection training;
* Governors have received Child Protection training / updates;
* The Head Teacher and Chair of Governors have recieved Safer Recruitment Training;
* Parents are telephoned by 9.30am if the school has not heard why their child is absent from school;
* Security measures are in place - e.g visitors can only enter school via the front entrance and
must sign in;
* Risk assessments are in place and regualrly reviewed.
What might lead a member of staff to raise a concern?
* If a child is consistently late for school;
* If a child has poor attendance;
* If a child is consistently unwashed or has dirty clothes;
* If a child is regularly collected late from school;
* If a child tells them about a concerning event at home;
* If a child is consistently dropped off very early for school;
* If a child is inappropriately dressed for the weather;
* If the child has access to age inapproraite items or viewing materials;
* If a child is playing inappropriate games for their age online.
This is not an exhaustive list and are examples only.
Taking Action To Address Concerns
What action does Lancaster Lane School take to address concerns?
* If a member of staff raises a concern they will complete a disclosure form and pass this to the DSL;
* The DSL will decide whether to contact other relevant agencies in order to support the child / family
- usuallyparents are fully informed before any referral is made.
Allegations Against A Member of Staff
In line with part four of KCSiE 2016, governing bodies and proprietors will ensure there are procedures in place to handle allegations against members of staff and volunteers. Such allegations should be referred to the LADO at the local authority. There must also be procedures in place to make a referral to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if a person in regulated activity has been dismissed or removed due to
safeguarding concerns, or would have been had they not resigned.
The ChildLine Schools Service has recently visited all children in Years 5 & 6 to provide them with key messages about keeping safe. It can be beneficial for these messages to be reinforced at home. The NSPCC has developed some guides for all parents of primary school aged children to speak to your child about keeping safe – called the Underwear Rule. You can find guides to the Underwear Rule to help you have simple conversations about keeping safe from abuse here for adults and here for children.
You can speak to an advisor for further advice or request a hard-copy guide for parents and carers by phoning the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000. You can also visit www.nspcc.org.uk/parents for other advice on keeping your child safe.
KCSiE - Keeping Children Safe in Education
The KCsiE document part 1 has information for managing allegations against staff can be read here.
Further DfE Information can be read here.
Please click on the following links to visit websites where information can be found about what you can do to
keep your child safe online:
Keeping Young children Safe Online
NSPCC Net Aware
Google - advice on how to protect your family online
Lots of up-to-date and easy to read information can be found in the Digital Parent Guide Magazine
The Safer Internet Centre helps parents to set parental controls on smartphones and tablets
Child Safety Online (Knowthenet)
Report online terrorist & extremist material: https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
Channel awareness training:
NEW HM Govt Package April 2016 - www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk
Help us understand how young people are affected by the issues of radicalisation and travel to areas of conflict. Share this link with young people aged 11-25yrs - http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/139832MNCUQ/?x=001
Lancashire P4S Website - www.preventforschools.org
DfE Website for Prevent - www.educateagainsthate.com
Blackburn resources: http://ipreventblackburn.org.uk/