Safeguarding at Ray Lodge Primary
'At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.'
What is Safeguarding ?
The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but the word have distinct meanings. The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is:
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children 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 action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Put simply safeguarding is:
- Child protection
- Supporting vulnerable children
- Safe care, at home, in school and in the community
- Taking action
Safeguarding at Ray Lodge Primary is placed at the heart of all it does. We have a clear safeguarding ethos, a policy that sets out clear expectations and processes, and high-quality training that ensures all staff know what to do and they do it consistently across the school.
Other key aspects of safeguarding at Ray Lodge include:
- Safer Recruitment
- Community issues
- Online safety
- Partnership working
- Transition Planning
|The Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs S O'Connor|
|The Deputy Safeguarding Lead||Mrs H Kaur|
|The Designated Teacher for Looked After Children||Mrs S O'Connor|
|The Safeguarding Team||
Miss J DeGallerie
Miss A Redland
Miss A Jennings
Mrs S O'Connor
Mrs H Kaur
Mrs F McGrath
If you have any concerns regarding the safety and well being of our children please contact contact a member of the safeguarding team.