Keeping Children Safe
At Lime Tree Primary, the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. Lime Tree Primary ensures that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are in place. These include the arrangements set out in policies for safeguarding and child protection; anti-bullying; online safety; and preventing radicalisation.
Do you have concerns about a child?
You may be concerned about the child's developmental needs, issues that the parent or carer is experiencing, or you may suspect a child is being neglected or subjected to physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
If you have a concern but are not able to speak in person to any of the Safeguarding Leads (see below), please telephone the School Office on 020 8390 9544 or email email@example.com.
Please state that it is a Safeguarding Concern.
If you have a safeguarding complaint that concerns the Headteacher you should contact, in the first instance, the Clerk of Governors on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact the Single Point of Access (SPA), a multi agency team, managed by Achieving for Children, who work closely with a wide range of teams and partner agencies and facilitate different levels of support. Call 020 8547 5008 from 8am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm on Friday, or 020 8770 5000 out of hours. You can also refer here.
As a school, we teach e-safety and give children the necessary information they need to stay safe online and to act responsibly in such virtual communities. Parents and care-givers also have a vital role in helping prepare their children to go online before they start to use social media platforms, as well as monitoring responsible use of these on a regular basis. Together you can look at the key things they need to know about staying safe online, critical thinking,. and the safety settings available.
Examples of the most popular media platforms and the age restrictions can be seen on the infographic below, as of March 2017 from the NSPCC website.
Online Safety Resources for Parents:
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mike Flowers - Deputy Head
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Sue Hawker - Headteacher
Foundation Governor, Surbiton Education Health Trust
Designated Governor for Safeguarding/Child Protection
Marc Lowery - Assistant Head
Helen Broers - Assistant Head
Jordan Brodie - Clubhouse