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The Lampard Community School

The Lampard Community School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Lampard Community School

It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Safeguarding at Lampard Community School is of paramount importance. We have a number of members of staff trained to be ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads’ and all of our staff are trained annually in child protection. This also means that we have a Safeguarding / Child Protection policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. Our safeguarding policy can be found on the Policies & Procedures page.

Lampard Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request from Reception.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Laura Aldous Care and Safeguarding Assistant
Katherine Arbuthnott Student Needs Co-ordinator
Sam Barham Headteacher
Fiona Corbin Safeguarding Governor
Claire Cowen-Brown Assistant Head for Care and Safeguarding
Alison Rubenchik School Business Manager

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident. We have staff trained as Key Adults to receive this information and to ensure support is put in place for the student.

Key Principles of Operation Encompass

What to do if you are worried about a child or young person

The Devon Children and Families Partnership provides lots of useful information about keeping children safe and also guidance on what to do if you are worried about a child or young person. The website is:

Devon Children and Famalies Partnership

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the key contact for any enquiries about child protection. Their contact details are: 0345 155 1071 or out of hours 0845 6000 388 The NSPCC is good resource for information and guidance on safeguarding. They have a dedicated helpline for if you are worried about a child or young person. Their details are:

NSPCC
NSPCC - Reporting Abuse

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Online safety

We help our students to stay safe online. Technology is constantly changing and we need to keep up to date with the latest ways to safeguard children.

CEOP (formally the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) has the latest information on keeping children safe online and has a dedicated section for parents and carers. It can be found here:

CEOP
Think U Know

If you are worried about a child or young person’s safety online, if they are involved in inappropriate contact with someone online you can report it directly to CEOP using this button:

If someone is in immediate danger, contact the Police on 999.

Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime

We have joined Devon and Cornwall Polices' Zero Tolerance to ate Crime campaign

Radicalisation

“Radicalisation” refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism leading to terrorism. During that process it is possible to intervene to prevent vulnerable people being drawn into terrorist-related activity.

‘Prevent’ relates to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which came into force on 1 July 2015.

Since July 1 2015 there has been a duty on schools to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is called the Prevent duty. Prevent is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy. Its aim is to stop more people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism in all its forms.

If a member of staff has a concern about a particular student they should follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures.

Parents and carers can find out more at:

Extremeism and Radicalisation
Government Guidance - Prevent
Government Guidance - Safeguarding

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse, in which a young person is manipulated or forced into taking part in a sexual act. This could be as part of a seemingly consensual relationship, or in return for attention, affection, money, drugs, alcohol or somewhere to stay. The young person may think that their abuser is their friend, or even their boyfriend or girlfriend. But they will put them into dangerous situations, forcing the young person to do things they don’t want to do. The abuser may physically or verbally threaten the young person, or be violent towards them. They will control and manipulate them, and try to isolate them from friends and family.

Further information can be found on the NSPCC website:

NSPCC

Safer Recruitment

We want to appoint the best possible staff to work at Lampard and we take great care to ensure that all necessary safeguarding procedures and checks are carried out.

At least one person on the shortlisting and interview panel has undertaken Safer Recruitment Training.

Current staff and governors who have undertaken this training are:

Sam Barham Headteacher
Claire Cowen-Brown Head of Care and Safeguarding
Kevin Harris Governor
Andrew Redpath Governor
Alison Rubenchik School Business Manager

Recruitment of Ex-offenders Statement