‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who come into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.’

Keeping Children Safe in Education

St Lawrence’s CE Primary is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors promoting a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing concerns which they have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

We follow the DfE guidance from:

Anyone with concerns about the safety of a student MUST report it to our Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of the Deputies, as soon as possible by contacting the school on 01904 806486 or email office@stl.pmat.academy.

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs H Coles
Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs T Nicholas-Brown
Pastoral Care Officer

Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Miss L Hammond
Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Miss R Langley
EYFS Leader

Safeguarding Governor
Ms R Greaney

Safeguarding Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Pathfinder Safeguarding Child Protection Statement
Pathfinder Safeguarding Contacts

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash)

MASH is a multi-agency team made up of representatives from a range of services, including Social Care, Early Help, Police and Health Professionals and is a single point of contact for all concerns about children. This partnership approach will make it easier to get children, young people and families to get the right level of support as quickly as possible. The MASH team can be contacted on 01904 551900 and more information is available on their website clicking here.

Useful Links

Learning about keeping safe online is a key skill for all children to learn. Parents and Carers need to keep up to date with ever changing technology to help their children be safe outside of school too. Here are some links to websites with useful information and help guides:

CEOP Internet Safety

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the button below.

CEOP Internet Safety

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.

Visitor Guidelines

St Lawrence’s CE Primary School welcomes a range of visitors through its doors on a daily basis. Therefore it is crucial to ensure that all of our children and staff are safe within our building.

We urge that all visitors, read through our updated Visitors Safeguarding Guidelines to familiarise yourself with the latest policies and procedures whether you are new to the school or one of our regular visitors.

Please click here to find the latest version of our Visitor Guidelines.

Please click here to read our Visitor and Volunteer Handbook.

Paper copies of both are available from the School Office.

Useful Safeguarding Documents

Click here for A Parents Guide to WhatsApp
Click here for A Parents Guide to YouTube
Click here for A Parents Guide to Fortnite
Click here for A Parents Guide to Netflix
Click here for A Parents Guide to SnapChat
Click here for A Parents Guide to FIFA 21
Click here for 12 Social Media Online Safety Tips
Click here for 12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips
Click here for What Schools need to know about Cyberbullying
Click here for Social Pressures Linked to ‘Influencers’
Click here for Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’
Click here for Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour
Click here for What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Click here for Online Safety Tips for Children
Click here for Preventing Bullying – A Guide for Parents
Click here for Holiday Safety Guidelines for Parents
Click here for Grandparents Guide to Bullying and Digital Safety
Click here for advice regarding Youtube
Click here for advice regarding Nintendo Switch
Click here for advice regarding WiiU
Click here for advice regarding Xbox 360
Click here for advice regarding Xbox One
Click here for advice regarding Nintendo 3DS
Click here for advice regarding Playstation