Longfleet C.E. Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people 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. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Child Protection Officers" in school in compliance with the "sharing of information" guidance and current government guidance.
The Designated Safeguarding (and Prevent) Lead is Mrs. Sue Eden, Deputy Head Teacher. She is supported by three Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mr. Nigel Helm (Headteacher), Mr. Chris Fehrenbach (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs. Clare Kent (Family Worker). Mrs. Rita Bartlett and Mrs. Clare Matthews offer Safeguarding Support and other members of staff are also trained to deal with safeguarding matters. Each class at Longfleet has its own ‘Keep Safe’ team. This information is sent home annually to be shared with parents.
The Police via Children’s Services alert them that a domestic abuse incident has occurred at the home of a child. However, routinely the detail of the incident will not be shared with the education setting unless there are other concerns about a child’s welfare. This is to ensure that education settings meet their data protection requirements.
We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place, a copy of the policy can be found on this website. The school has a school lockdown procedure.
The Prevent Duty guidance (under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015) places a duty on schools to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism." Each year, we conduct a risk assessment to ensure our processes are robust and able to ensure that these duties are effectively undertaken. This is monitored by the Inclusion Committee of the Governing Body.