School staff play an essential role in protecting children from abuse.

They have regular contact with children and young people so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.

Lindsworth:

  • provides a safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
  • ensures that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
  • makes sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
  • teach children and young people about staying safe.

Identifying abuse and responding to disclosures

Any concern about a child's safety, allegation of abuse or disclosure must be reported.

Please contact the following members of staff at school if you have any concerns or would like to discuss any safeguarding issues: Jenny Francis

Lindsworths policies and procedures [School Policies] include details of making a report covering: 

  • how and where to record the concern – usually a written statement with a date and signature of the member of staff
  • who to pass the concern on to - the school's designated safeguarding lead
  • clear guidelines on how the designated lead will respond to a report.