Your Safety Comes First
We believe that your safety and welfare is very important. Lamledge School has a special responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. This means we should notice if you are being treated badly, listen to you if you want to talk to us about a problem and take advice from other professionals if you need extra help.
Young people are nearly always safe at home, at school and in the community, but sometimes things can happen to make you worried, upset or afraid. When young people are hurt in some way by an adult or an older young person this might be what is called child abuse. If we think a student has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed, we have a set of rules we follow to help to protect you. These rules are called safeguarding procedures. Although your safety is the responsibility of adults there are ways you can help yourself to keep safe too, so we have given you some tips to think about.
What we do to keep you safe at school
- We have a safeguarding policy. This policy explains how children might be harmed, the signs to look for and what staff should do;
- We have other policies that provide information for staff and students about things like anti-bullying and internet and e-safety;
- All staff go through a check to assess their suitability to work with young people;
- All staff are trained to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and know what to do if they are concerned about a student’s welfare;
- We encourage students to tell us when something is wrong;
- We respect all students as individuals and we don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind;
- We give students information to help them keep safe;
- We do risk assessments to test whether any activity is going to be safe for students;
- We have a health and safety policy that covers such things as fire regulations, first-aid, food safety and in ensuring the school premises are safe for everyone;
- Designated Safeguarding leads have received special training in protecting children from abuse and neglect and they make sure the safeguarding procedures are followed;
- We work in partnership with parents and carers to keep you safe and provide them with information too;
- If necessary, we talk to other people such as social workers and police officers if we think a student has been harmed or might be harmed by an adult.
If you are ever concerned about your safety or wellbeing or about the safety of another student, you should talk to someone such as your parent or carer and/or a member of staff at Lamledge School such as your Tutor or Class Teacher. You can also talk to a member of the Safeguarding team. Talking about a problem helps and if the problem cannot be resolved by the member of staff you have talked to, they will find other people to help.
Designated Safeguarding Leads can be accessed via school reception, or via 01952 468220