Safeguarding at Langley
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Langley First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
School Safeguarding Team
If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Mrs Carrie Marron Headteacher (0191 6432026)
Deputy DSL: Mrs Karen Towers and Mrs Angela Ternent ((0191 6432026)
Safeguarding Governor: Mr Chris Coady
Chair of Governors: Mr Chris Coady
Online Safety Lead: Ms Abigail Cummings
Learning Mentor / Family Support– Mrs Karen Towers
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 the local authority
If you are worried about a child's safety please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Marron (Headteacher and DSL) or Front Door 0345 2000 109
Our Early Help Offer
Langley First School works to provide Early Help to those children and families in the school community with emerging needs, which may not be appropriate for Social Services intervention. Early help means providing support to our children and families as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.
We understand just how complicated family life can be. From time to time, there may be situations where you need some extra help and support.
If things are not right at home, please come and talk to us.
We can help in many ways.
|To work to families' strengths...||...especially those of parents / carers and to take time to understand their needs fully.|
|To focus on preventing problems...||...before they occur and try to offer flexible, responsive support when and where it's required.|
|To base all we do on evidence…||...of both what is needed and of what works and be brave enough to stop things that are wrong.|
Successful Early Help Will Mean:
|Children:||· are physically and emotionally healthy
· are resilient and able to learn well
· are supported by their families, community and (when necessary) professionals in order to thrive
· live in safe environments
|Parents and Carers:||· support one another in the community
· know where to get help if needed
· have trusted relationships with school, community, other parents
· are well informed about how best to help their child develop and motivated to make great choices.
Safeguarding and Child protection policy is on the website (policies section)