Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Safeguarding

Our commitment...

Lightwater Village School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request. Our policy and practice is in line with, and supports, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. A link to a copy of this document can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Sarah Evans and Mrs Karen Ney (Mrs Denise Coady during her maternity leave) and the Governor Responsible is Mr Joseph Lord.

What to do if you are concerned...

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Executive Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Executive Headteacher) – and will consider what action to take.

What we teach in school

Included below is the link to our E-Safety and Safeguarding curriculum. Each year group's Safeguarding curriculum is included under the relevant year group pages under Curriculum.

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