Safeguarding

Lunt's Heath Primary School Safeguarding Statement

"Lunt's Heath Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment."

Safeguarding / Child Protection

The success of keeping all children safe rests with us all as adults. Consequently all parents / carers / stakeholders are encouraged to raise with school any concerns that they may have at the earliest possible stage. All details will be treated in confidence - 0151 423 3322.

Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mr Andrew Williams (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Helen Pitt (Deputy Head)

Chair of Governors: Mrs Jennifer McCormick

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding: Mrs Carly Irving

 

** We operate a Whistleblowing Policy designed for you to alert school if you have any concerns about the conduct of a member of staff. (attached below) **

Barriers to learning

We have designated staff in place who are specially trained to support your child's needs and well-being. The effectiveness of our work is increased through a process of information sharing with the home and we ask that you contact us immediately with any chnages in your circumstances - all information provided is treated confidentially.

Staff are vigilant in their ongoing approaches for identifying changes in pupil behaviour or other triggers that may affect a child's emotional well-being. For example in cases where a private fostering arrangement is put in place without school being informed.

If you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health, please contact Mr Williams or Mrs Pitt immediately or seek further information from Halton's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Prevent Anti-Terrorism

Parents / carers / stakeholders are encouraged to add an extra layer of vigilance around the recent terror related activity. Should you have any suspicisions or concerns regarding any terror related activity including radicalisation  then you should immediately conatact Mr Andrew Williams, the school's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) - 0151 423 3322, or alternatively the National Anti-Terrorist Hotline -  0800 789 321.

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Lunt's Heath Primary School

Wedgewood Drive, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 9RJ

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