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 Lead is:
Miss Laura McCarthy
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs Lee Parsons
Mrs Beth Donnelly
Mrs Val Goggin
Mrs Claire Humphries
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is:
Mr Nick Harris
If you have any safeguarding concerns that you wish to pass onto the school, please contact email@example.com
What to do if you are concerned...
If you feel a child is in immediate danger please call 999.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare and it is not an emergency, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard. Please report your concern as soon as possible.
You can report concerns to:
- Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA) - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 470 9100 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
- Surrey Emergency Duty Team - 01483 517898 or email@example.com between 5pm and 6am Monday-Friday, 24hrs at weekends and over Bank Holiday Periods.
- NSPCC- online at How to Report Child Abuse Without Any Worries | NSPCC, via telephone 0808 800 5000 or by email at help@NSPCC.org.uk
If you have a concern about a child at our school, then you can contact the Safeguarding Team at Lightwater VillageSchool- at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01276 473346.
If your concerns relate to a member of school staff, please request to speck to a member of the safeguarding team. They will record your concerns and refer the matter to the Executive Headteacher of Chair of Governors.