In line with the Government vision for all services for children and young people, the Governors and all Loughborough C of E Primary School staff, recognise that children have a fundamental right to learn in a safe environment and to be protected from harm. Children are less likely to learn effectively and go on to lead positive and independent lives if they are not kept healthy and safe. The School is therefore committed to providing an environment which is safe and where the welfare of each child is of paramount importance. This will include a commitment to ensuring that all pupils feel confident that any concerns they may have will be listened to and acted upon.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Stillwell (Headteacher). She is supported by two Deputy DSLs: Mrs Ferey (Deputy Head), and Mrs Blackmore (Senior Teacher).
Our Safegarding Policy can be found below.
What to do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected
If you have any concerns that a child may be being abused or neglected -
Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in immediate danger.
Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.
Contact the First Response Children’s Duty Team if you think a child is being:
• physically abused
• sexually abused
What to do if you are suffering from domestic abuse yourself
You can find support from …
Women's Aid - https://www.womensaid.org.uk/about-us/
If you want to access support over the phone, you can call:
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (run by Refuge)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect)
The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123