At Lewannick CP School we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.
This webpage contains key policies and procedures.
If a member of staff or volunteer wishes to raise a child protection concern, related to a child or adult working in the school, they do this in writing, through Mrs Cook (Designated Safeguarding Lead – DSL), Mrs Kilpin or Mrs Jane Gilman (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – DDSLs).
If the concern is regarding the Headteacher then Helen Ward, Chair of Governors will be notified.
If a disclosure or concern is raised, the DSL will telephone the referral to the MARU (Multi-Agency Referral Unit) without delay.
The decision to notify parents that a referral is being made will depend on the details of individual cases and on the basis of what is in the best interests of the child.
Once a referral is received by the MARU, a manager will decide within one working day on the best course of action.
After this, within 45 days, an initial assessment will take place which could lead to a strategy discussion. This will only take place if there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Should you have any questions or queries related to safeguarding and child protection, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Cook, Mrs Kilpin, Mrs Jane Gilman or Matthew Kingdon (Safeguarding Governor).
For your information, all staff receive regular child protection/safeguarding training, and all staff and volunteers are made aware of the school’s policies and procedures during their induction process.
|Mrs Stephanie Cook||Acting Head Teacher (DSL)|
|Mrs Donna Kilpin||Class Teacher (Deputy DSL)|
|Mrs Jane Gilman||Preschool Manager (Deputy DSL)|
|Mr M Kingdon||Safeguarding Governor|
Child Protection Policies
Please navigate to our Policies page to view the up-to-date documents.
'Working Together to Safeguard Children', March 2015
'What To Do If You Are Worried A Child Is Being Abused', 2015
'Keeping Children Safe in Education', 2016
The South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
Child Protection and Online Protection Agency, CEOPS
CEOPS Thinkuknow website
NSPCC Underwear Rule -guidance for parents and carers
NSPCC Share Aware - guidance re online safety