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. 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 - Liz Smorfitt.
|If you have a safeguarding or welfare concern our Senior Inclusion Support Manager can be contacted by Email: Helena.Georgiou@lumbertubs.co.uk 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.
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.
Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
Safeguarding policy updated January 2021 for National Lockdown
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.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub( MASH)
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 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
- Let's Talk Magazine
- All Have The Right To Feel Safe Booklet
- Practical Advice For Keeping Children Safe
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