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Safeguarding Children

Key information:

At Lumbertubs we believe safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. We have a duty to keep children safe and to be alert at all times to their welfare. The governing body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community. We ensure there are consistent and effective safeguarding procedures in place to support families, children and staff at school. Any concerns about a child, however small, is reported through MyConcern recording system to the Safeguarding Team.


The Safeguarding Team is:


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Helena Georgiou.

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead- Ceri Cook

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead-Emilie Harbottle.

Safeguarding Governor - Anne Partridge


If you have a safeguarding or welfare concern our Senior Inclusion Support Manager can be contacted by Email: or by phone on 07922065625 or 01604 408147.


Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. For Lumbertubs Primary School it includes such things as pupil safety, bullying, racist abuse and harassment, radicalisation, educational visits, intimate care, children missing education and internet safety. The witnessing of abuse can also have a damaging effect on those who are associated with any person who may have suffered abuse, as well as the child subjected to the actual abuse. This can and often will have a significant impact on the health and emotional well-being of the child. Abuse can take place in any family, institution or community setting. It can be by telephone or on the internet also. Abuse can often be difficult to recognise as children may behave differently or seem unhappy for many reasons, as they move through the stages of childhood or if their family circumstances change. However, it is important to know what the indicators of abuse are and to be alert to the need to act upon any concerns.

All Adults, Including the designated safeguarding lead, have a duty of care by law to refer all know or suspected cases of abuse to the relevant agencies including social services or the police. Where a disclosure is made to a visiting staff member from a different agency, such as the School Nurse etc. It is the responsibility of that agency to formally report the referral to the School's Designated Person in the first instance.


Safer Recruitment & Selection

It is a requirement for all agencies to ensure that all staff recruited to work with children and young people are properly selected and checked. At Lumbertubs Primary we will ensure that we have a member of the Senior Leadership Team on every recruitment panel who has received the appropriate recruitment and selection training. We will ensure that all of our staff are appropriately qualified and have the relevant employment history and checks to ensure they are safe to work with children in compliance with the Key Safeguarding Employment Standards.


Childline’s new tool helps young people remove nude images shared online

The NSPCC’s service for children and young people, Childline, has launched the Report Remove tool with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help young people remove nude images of themselves from the internet.


The Report Remove tool can be used by any young person under 18 to report a nude image or video of themselves that’s appeared online. The IWF then review these reports, and work to have the content removed if it breaks the law. 

There are many reasons a young person may have shared a self-generated sexual image. Some may have sent an image for fun, or to a boyfriend or girlfriend, which has then been shared with others or on platforms without their consent. They may also have been groomed online or blackmailed into sharing this content.


Using Report Abuse to report nude images

First piloted in February 2020, the Report Remove tool can be found on the Childline website

To report a nude image or video, the young person has to first verify their age. Our Childline service ensures all young people are safeguarded and supported throughout the process. 


Young people can expect the same level of confidentiality they would from all their interactions with Childline; they do not need to provide their real name to Childline or IWF if they don’t want to. 

The tool has been developed in collaboration with law enforcement to make sure that children will not be unnecessarily visited by the police when they make a report.


Supporting your child if their nude images are being shared

If a child has had a nude image shared online it’s vital they know who to turn to for support and our Report Remove tool is available for them.

You can also find more ways to support your child if they've been sexting here


What is the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub?

The Multi -Agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash) deals with referrals from professional and member of the public who may have concerns about a child's welfare. Various professionals from different organisations work together in the MASH, including social care, police and the NHS. By working together, They are able to gather and collate information quickly to make informed decisions about the risks posed to a child and decide on the most appropriate response to your concern.

The leaflet below has advice for parents and carers for what happens when a referral is made.


At Lumbertubs Primary we want to support our children and families from being drawn into terrorism, becoming terrorist or supporting terrorism or extremism in any form or guise. As a school, there is no place for extremist views of any kind whether from internal sources; pupils, staff, or governors or external sources' school community, external agencies or individuals. We recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to poor outcomes for children. PREVENT is the prevention of children falling prey to radicalisation or extremism, and forms part of our Safeguarding Children approach.


Our pupils and staff should see our school as a safe space to explore controversial issues safely and our teachers encourage and facilitate this to happen through their Personal, Social, Health and Education and wider curriculum .


Lumbertubs Primary aims to minimise the risk and prevent them from being drawn in. We ensure that all staff are PREVENT trained and are aware of the signs and indicators of radicalisation and extremist behaviours. We work closely with the police and other agencies where any concerns are raised.



Protective Behaviours 


Protective Behaviours is a practical down to earth approach to personal safety. It is a process that encourages self-empowerment and brings with it the skills to raise self-esteem and to help avoid being victimised. This is achieved by helping individuals to recognise and trust their intuitive feelings (Early Warning Signs) and to develop strategies for self-protection. The Protective Behaviours process encourages an adventurous approach to life that satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence and fear. Every year each child in our school is given four lessons following the 'Taking Care' model. The sessions are around these two key messages: ‘We all have the right to feel safe all the time' and 'There is nothing too awful (or too little) we can't talk about it with someone'.




Protective Behaviours Training Partnership Publications


Please see below for a poster giving advice and warnings signs for 'safe' and 'unsafe' secrets.

The NSPCC run a campaign called PANTS, which helps parents, carers and teachers of 4 - 11 year olds keep children safe from abuse. Like the Green Cross Code, it takes a potentially tricky subject and gives us the tools to talk about it in an engaging and age-appropriate way. Please see the leaflet attached below for further information about the PANTS