Wellbeing and Safeguarding
Lingham's Safeguarding Ethos:
We believe that Lingham Primary should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical, spiritual and moral development of the individual child; enabling all children to thrive.
We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our school that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to. We recognise that both mental and physical health are relevant to safeguarding and the welfare of children.
We recognise that all adults within the school, including permanent, supply staff, temporary staff, volunteers, parents and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.
We will work pro-actively with parents to build a solid understanding of the school’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.
Lingham's Safeguarding Staff:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs L. Doyle (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs H. Wallis (Key Stage 2 Lead)
Mrs A. Smith (Pastoral Lead)
Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mr D. Jacobs (Governor)
SENCo/Mental Health Lead/CLA Designated Teacher: Mrs A. Blamey
You can contact the above staff in confidence if you need further support on 0151-677-5381 or via email@example.com
Please explore this area for information about, and signposting to, areas of support in relation to early help, wellbeing and safeguarding.
Do You Have a Concern About a Child?
If a child or young person is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect, you can report your concerns directly to the Wirral Integrated Front Door Team: Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm Tel 0151 606 2008. Outside of these hours, call 0151 677 6557.
NSPCC Helpline: Tel 0808 800 5000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.
Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement
Our school is part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.
Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children PRIOR to the start of the next school day.