The Laurels Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and well-being of every pupil. We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy, which can be viewed on our website.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Pupils are made aware that they can talk to any adult in school if they have any concerns. All staff are trained in Safeguarding annually, including the signs and indicators that a child may be being harmed or at risk of harm and the procedure to record and report any pupil disclosures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Miss C Bull (Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Miss A Shanahan (Deputy Headteacher)
Miss H Pinney (SENDCo)
Mrs B Collins (Assistant Headteacher)
The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding in our school is:
Mrs M Mugridge (Chair of Governors)
Cause for Concern
Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by WSCC and inform the Social Services of the concern.
For more information
You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at:
To make a report
Concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour online? Contact CEOP:
If you stumble across criminal sexual or obscene content on the internet you should report it to the Internet Watch Foundation: