LIPA Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.
Our school will support all children by:
Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.
In order to protect our children we aim to:
Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.
Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection:
Greg Parker and Hannah Sutton
If either of these people are not available please contact:
Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection
Holly Lucas, Claire McCaskie, Andrew Raven or Amy Atherton
Nominated Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
They should involve the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) immediately
If the DSL is not available the Deputy DSL should be contacted
Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.
IF ANYTHING WORRIES YOU OR CONCERNS YOU, REPORT IT STRAIGHT AWAY
The full 'Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy' is available in the 'Policies' section of our website.