May Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7HF

admin@lubbinspark.essex.sch.uk

01268 697 181

Mrs C. Ireson

Lubbins Park Primary Academy

Engaged Resilient Enthusiastic Reflective Independent

Safeguarding

Lubbins Park Primary Academy School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment, and training, monitoring and reporting procedures are in place to ensure this commitment is realised.

We aim to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm, and take appropriate actions to keep them safe in school and at home when required.

We have safer recruitment procedures in place, as well as a range of policies and procedures to ensure that your child is safe while at school.

We will take all appropriate measures to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children; promoting safe practice (and challenging unsafe practice); identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child's welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; and contributing to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for children.

We also ensure that we take all possible safeguarding steps to ensure that all volunteers are suitable as they work in a a position of trust in our school. As from Sep '16 we are requesting that all prospective volunteers fill in a safeguarding declaration and we will ask for verification from previous schools or places of employment that there are not concerns over a person's suitability to volunteer in our school.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs C Ireson Head teacher and Mrs S Murrell Deputy Head teacher. We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor, Miss Metson, who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes alongside the governing body.

If you have any questions regarding the safety of a child during term time please contact Mrs Ireson or Mrs Murrell via the school office.

If you need assistance outside of school hours, at a weekend or during a school holiday you can contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 24 hours a day. You can do this via their website at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/ by telephone: 0808 800 5000, by text: 88858 or by email: help@nspcc.org.uk 

If you think a child is in immediate danger do not dely: CALL 999 straight away.