The Charter Schools Educational Trust (the ‘Trust’) is committed across all its schools, including Lyndhurst Primary School in providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors, and to promoting a culture in which everyone feels confident about sharing any and all concerns they may have about their own safety, and well-being or the safety and well-being of others.
Our aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking robust action to enable all children to have the best outcomes possible.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jola Nowakowska (Deputy Headteacher) email@example.com
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Tom Turnham (Headteacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deputy Designated Lead: Maureen Bennett: (Acting Deputy Headteacher) email@example.com
- Link Governors for Safeguarding: Oliver Morley and Alison Milne
- Link to the Southwark Safeguarding page: https://safeguarding.southwark.gov.uk/
Key Forms and Policies
You can download the Trust’s Child Protection (Safeguarding) Policy below.
The Policy is applicable to all on- and off-site activities undertaken by children while they are the responsibility of our school. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
If you are worried that a child is at risk of significant harm, or if something doesn’t feel right, please come and talk to us in confidence.
What if I have a safeguarding concerns about a member of staff?
You should report any concerns you have about members of staff to the headteacher. If the concern is about the headteacher you should report it to the chair of governors.
What happens if a member of staff contacts me about a safeguarding concern?
All staff have a legal responsibility to act on any safeguarding concerns that they have. That means that if your child makes a disclosure, staff must act upon it. Often we will talk to your child to find out a little more about what they have said or what has been observed and we may then contact you to discuss the disclosure or concern. We do record all disclosures and concerns on our system however please don't consider it a black mark against your name-- we all have your child's best interests at heart.
What should I do if I have a safeguarding concern?
Contact any member of staff as soon as you can. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility so if you have any concern no matter how small speak to a member of Lyndhurst staff.