Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
At Lampard Community School, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students and we expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us, children are aware of the adults they can talk to if they have a concern.
We have a Child Protection and Safeguarding policy in place which guides our procedures and protocols. 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.
When there are concerns for a child’s welfare we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure concerns are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that by doing so would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities and we take a zero-tolerance approach to abuse.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Nikki Klingenberg, Assistant Headteacher for Safeguarding, Behaviour and Wellbeing
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Kristel Norris, Assistant Headteacher for SEND
Kat Swales, Student Needs Co-ordinator
Cathy Berridge, Family Support Officer
Our Safeguarding Governor is:
If you would like to know more about safeguarding at Lampard please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01271 345416
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.
You can find more information on the Operation Encompass website by clicking here
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:
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. If you are worried that a child or young person is in immediate danger please contact the police on 999 and for non-emergencies 101.
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:
Helpline: 0808 800 5000
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:
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 Hate Crime campaign. This means we are pledging to take a zero tolerance approach to all forms of hate crime in addition to promoting respect for all.
“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:
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:
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:
|Deputy Head Teacher
|School Business Manager
|Assistant Headteacher responsible for SEND
|Assistant Headteacher responsible for Digital Teaching and Learning
|Chair of Governors