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Safeguarding and Child Protection
Lutley Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all pupils in the school. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils are safe in school and that measures are put in place to support any child who is at risk of harm. Overall, the policy provides information for all adults working with children to carry out their duty of care responsibly. Lutley Primary School will provide information and training for all staff and other adults to carry out this duty of care responsibly.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr Alex Hall
  • Deputy DSL: Mrs Kate Hall, Mrs Karen Daley, Mrs Vicky Wright
  • Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Sandy Pensom
  • Anti-bullying Coordinator: Mrs Jenna Powell
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Mark Simpson
  • CEOP Ambassadors for Online Safety: Mr Matt Maynes, Mrs Sue Harris

Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 555 0050
Or you can email: mashsecure@dudley.gov.uk
Or you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 01384813061

The six main elements of our Safeguarding Policy are:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse;
  • Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her child protection plan;
  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop;
  • Ensuring there are links with other safeguarding policies and practice, for example, physical intervention, anti-bullying, behaviour policy, attendance, medical conditions, first aid, intimate care, emergency evacuation, educational visits, sexual exploitation, sexting, disability, homophobic abuse, racism, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, radicalisation and extremism, the safeguarding response to children who go missing from education, and ensuring that the identity of the DSL and deputies are included within school systems to support safeguarding and are explained to all staff as part of their induction.

We recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and good lines of communication with a trusted adult help prevention.

The school will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty.
  • Include in the curriculum, activities and opportunities which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from harm.

The Governing Board regularly review the Safeguarding Policy. They ensure the Headteacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of their report to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children.