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Safeguarding at Ray Lodge Primary

'At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.' 

Jodi Rell

What is Safeguarding ?

The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but the words 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
  • Security
  • Community issues
  • Online safety
  • Risk
  • Curriculum
  • 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

Mrs 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.

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