- Privates are private
- Always remember your body belongs to you
- No means no
- Talk about secrets that upset you
- Speak up, someone can help
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 either:
- Mrs Gemma Terrill, Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mr Steve McGinley, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Mrs Cheryl Williams.
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
Extremism & Radicalisation
At Lyminster Primary, we protect children from extremism and radicalisation. Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. If you are worried talk to a member of our safeguarding team. This resource might also help you speak to your child.
Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse. As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) Mrs Gemma Terrill has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care. The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Meet our Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead