Leamington Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need. We believe that all children have the right to feel safe and protected from harm in an environment, which values and respects each child as an individual.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development; and
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

For further information please read the Policy below: Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2016 – 17

Leamington Community Primary School is fully committed to the promotion of children’s well being and safeguarding them from significant harm. Where there are concerns that a child is, or may be at risk, the needs of the child are paramount. We believe that all children have the right to feel safe and protected from harm in an environment, which values and respects each child as an individual.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development; and
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.’

Our designated Child Protection Office is Mr. P. Vine (Deputy Head Teacher)

Useful websites and resources:

NSPCC video – Underwear Rule ‘PANTS’ 

NSPCC – Advice