The welfare of our children and their safety is the overriding consideration of the school at all times. As with all schools, we have a legal duty to look out for signs of abuse in children and report any concerns to the Social Services at the Local Authority, who will carry out the necessary investigations. We follow the procedures and guidelines set out in the Hampshire Child Protection Procedures.
Langrish Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments are subject to two satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
Our Safeguarding Team are:
Mrs. Sarah Wright (Headteacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher
Miss. Heather Jones (Deputy Headteacher and KS2 SENCo) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Jenny Flack (Assistant Headteacher and KS1 SENCo) Deputy Safegaurding Lead
Ms. Julie Gray - Safeguarding Governor
Hampshire County Council delivered Designated Safeguarding Lead training and refresher courses to the DSLs during the academic year 2016 - 17. In addition, both DSLs and the Safeguarding Governor hold the Safer Recruitment in Education certificate and Mrs. Sarah Wright has attended WRAP Training, delivered by the Home Office (November 2015), which has been disseminated to all staff. Both our Safeguarding Governor and Designated Teacher have also attended relevant training this year.
All members of Langrish School Staff attend an annual safeguarding update in September delivered by the lead DSL. The Governing Body are also invited to this training. This includes online 'Prevent' training. Parent volunteers and work experience students receive a safeguarding briefing before they can begin to volunteer in school. This is delivered by one of the DSL team.
As an outstanding school we ensure that:
- Leaders work to protect pupils from radicalisation and extremism is exemplary
- High quality training develops staff vigilance, confidence and competency to challenge pupils views and encourage debates
- Leaders and managers have created a culture of vigilance where pupils welfare is actively promoted; pupils are listened to and feel safe
- Leaders and staff work effectively with external partners to support pupils who are at risk or who are the subject of a multi-agency plan
- Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to stay safe online, the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social networking sites
- Visits from PCSO
- Safer-Internet Day, 7th February 2017. Click on the link to the right to view helpful clips that you can watch with your child:
- Anti-bullying Week, 14th - 19th November 2016 - 'Power for Good'. Click on the link below to access advice for parents and carers:
- 'I feel safe as I know I can trust the teachers,' Year 5 boy
- 'The exits are clearly marked and easily accessible,' Year 5 boy
- 'Personally, I feel safe at school because of our school rules,' Year 6 boy
- 'I feel safe because we have teachers looking after us at all times,' Year 4 girl
- 'Visitors have a sticker and are introduced to us,' Year 4 girl
- 'I feel safe in school because I know that there are door locks, security cameras, staff to keep us safe and no bullies or unkind people,' Year 4 boy