‘Keeping children safe is everybody’s responsibility’
Lovelace Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in our commitment to keeping children safe and observe the wide range of safeguarding measures we have in place. Through robust training and induction, all staff and regular visitors will know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report this information.
In order to keep our children safe at Lovelace, we
We recognise that staff at our school play a particularly important role as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. It is vital that all staff are vigilant at all times.
Pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children are able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.
Parents and children are welcome and encouraged to talk to Hayley Siddle (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Alison Miller (Family Liaison Officer and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) if they are worried about an issue.
Lovelace Primary School is part of Operation Encompass; a project run jointly between the police and school to support children exposed to domestic abuse incidents. For more information – Operation Encompass
What to do if you are worried about a child
‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’
Call 999 if you think a child or young person is in immediate danger
If you are worried about a child, please contact Children Single Point of Access
For a child living within Kingston Upon Thames: 020 8547 5008 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or 020 8770 5000 out of hours.
Please click here for a Single Point of Access (SPA) referral form
For a child living within Surrey County Council area: 0300 470 9100 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or 01483 517898 out of hours.
The DFE has launched a new campaign for everyday people in the community called TackleChildAbuse and it focuses on three simple ways to spot the signs: Appearance, Behaviour and Communication and what to do if you are worried.
The NSPCC also has information on How to Report Child Abuse Without Any Worries | NSPCC
For latest updated Safeguarding, Whistle Blowing Policy, E-Safety, Looked After Children, Health and Safety and Attendance Policies – visit our Policies page
Some additional information can be found at:
NSPCC information on Female Genital Mutilation NSPCC FGM Information
Young Carers Support
At Lovelace Primary School we are aware that some of our pupils are young carers. A young carer is someone aged 5-18 who is caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. We are proud of our Young Carers in School Award which helps us to ensure we are identifying and offering the support that our young carers need. If you think your child is a young carer and would like any other information or support, please contact Alison Miller.