Safeguarding children is a priority at Lindow Community Primary School.
All adults in our school have a responsibility for safeguarding. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Wilson, the Designated Safeguarding Deputy is Mrs Lomas. These staff have completed Intermediate Safeguarding Training, led by the LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children Board).
All staff (teachers, teaching assistants, midday assistants, admin staff and the site manager) have completed Basic Awareness of Safeguarding Training, led by the LSCB. The most recent whole staff training took place in 2016. All staff, governors, students and volunteers undertake a CRB check, and staff CRB details are kept in a Single Central Record in school.
All staff recruitment panels include a person who has completed appropriate 'Safer Recruitment in Education' training. All adults in school are required to wear an Identification Badge, and must sign in at the school office, where they will be required to read a copy of the visitor code of conduct.
Our Child Protection Policy and Procedures (incorporating Safeguarding) forms a central part of the new staff induction process. We believe that it is important to make children and young people aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable, and our PHSCE curriculum supports children in recognising when their personal safety is being compromised.
The school also signposts access to support for pupils via work done in class, assemblies and our 'Safeguarding' notice board. We invite visitors such as the police and the NSPCC to come and talk to our children or run workshops to ensure they have a full understanding of how to stay safe. We are committed to multi-agency working to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the pupils at Lindow Community Primary School.