Our most important role as a community is keeping children safe...
If you are worried about any child, whether they are part of our school "family" or not, we urge you to come and talk to us. All of our staff are trained to handle child protection issues and have the safeguarding knowledge about what to do when they are aware of disclosures about children. So which ever member of the team you feel comfortable approaching you can be sure they will handle your concern with discretion.
We are also sure you will understand, that if it comes to our attention that a child is at risk, we cannot promise to keep secrets; but we will handle all information with the utmost sensitivity.
If you feel you can't talk to school, or if an issue arises outside school hours, the details below will guide you to the best place to seek help for the child or children concerned.
What to do if you are worried about a child:
Where you are concerned that a child is suffering harm or at risk of suffering harm, contact:
Children’s Services Customer Service Centre (01522/782111)
Where there is concern that a member of staff or volunteer has:
• Behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
• Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child;
• Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that he or she would pose a risk of harm if they work regularly or closely with children,
Local Authority Designated Officer (01522/554674; 01522/554668)
Where you are seeking general advice on policies or procedures, and/or support with safeguarding training or a safeguarding audit, contact:
Safeguarding Children Officer for Education Settings (01522/554695)
Full details of our child protection policy can be found on our policy page.
Lincolnshire County Council also publish helpful numbers for reporting concerns here:
You might also find the guidance from the NSPCC helpful if you are worried about a child and want to better understand their difficulties
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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