Lyminster Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The School expects all staff, pupils, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. Everyone has the right to feel safe and be safe in our school regardless of age, culture, disability, gender, language racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. Our Child Protection Policy is available in the 'policies' section of the school website.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.
If you have any concerns about any child in the school, please speak to Mrs Gemma Terrill, Designated Safeguarding Lead or Mr Steve McGinley, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Father Thomas Robson.
Individuals may report safeguarding concerns directly to the West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) who can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664, email MASH@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk