Long Lawford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. Concerns will be discussed with parents / carers first unless we have reason to believe such a move would be contrary to a child's welfare.
Our Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs N Hetherington (deputy head teacher). She is assisted in this role by 3 other deputy DSLs: Mrs J McSweeney, Mrs C Bird and Mrs C Stringer.
Our procedures for keeping children safe are set out in our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, which can be viewed by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
Online Safety is an important part of safeguarding and we want to ensure that all students and staff at Long Lawford School are responsible online citizens both in and out of school. Everyone is encouraged to do what they can to make the Internet a better place and to make sure they keep themselves safe when using the Internet, particularly when using games, apps and websites which allow social interaction.
We also want to make sure that all pupils are accessing content and playing games which are age appropriate and ask for the help of parents with this. There are some posters from National Online Safety to view here.
Some of our students have made videos to remind everyone about how important it is to keep safe online. You can watch the videos here.
Photos in School
Due to safeguarding reasons, Long Lawford is a 'no phone zone'. We ask that parents/carers refrain from taking photos and videos of their children when on school grounds during events such as parties, discos, assemblies and sports events. School staff are happy to take photographs of your child and provide you with a copy of these, on the understanding that these photographs are not put on social media.
Additionally, school staff with check regularly with parents/carers regarding photo permissions. Parents/carers will be told how their child's photographs will be used and can give or withdraw consent as they see fit. School staff will abide by wishes made by parents/carers. Further information can be found in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.