Lainesmead Primary School’s Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

This school takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care and expects all staff and visitors and external staff to share this responsibility.

The staff and governors of Lainesmead Primary School are committed to:

• Maintaining an attitude of ‘it could happen here’. • Ensuring the school practices safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff, governors and volunteers to work with children.
• Establishing and maintaining a safe school environment, where all children feel secure, can learn and develop, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
• Ensuring children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
• Working in partnership with other agencies and share information with them.
• Ensuring staff receive regular safeguarding training and are updated accordingly.
• Ensure everyone understands and adheres to the school’s code of conduct.

Safer Recruitment Procedures

This school works in line with the statutory guidance for schools and colleges: 'Keeping children Safe in education'September 2018. Part 1: Information for all school and college staff . An enhanced DBS certificate, which includes barred list information, is required for any staff/adult who will be engaging in regulated activity (working unsupervised with children).
Where staff from external organisations are working with our pupils, we ensure that the letter of assurance received confirms that the relevant checks are in place, including a barred list check if the individual is working in regulated activity.

Keeping Children Safe in Education
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding for Visitors
Safeguarding for Regular Visitors & Volunteers

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mrs Andrea Chapman (Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion).

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders are Mrs Eirian Painter (Headteacher), Mrs Tina Dee (Pupil Support Adviser), Mrs Jayne Peer (Parent Support Adviser).

The named governor responsible for safeguarding is Mr A Mulrooney.

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak directly to:

  • one of the named safeguarding leaders above
  • any member of Lainesmead's staff team
  • a member of the NSPCC safeguarding helpline on 0808 800 5000
  • a member of the Swindon's Family contact point/Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01793 466903