Safeguarding at Lanner

Mrs Claire Merrifield

Designated Safeguarding Lead

cmerrifield@lanner.cornwall.sch.uk

Mr Kieran Walsh

Deputy Safeguard Lead

head@lanner.cornwall.sch.uk

Mrs Jayne Pascoe

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

jpascoe@lanner.cornwall.sch.uk

Mrs Emily Cromey

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Cromey is Head of the Creative Arts and PE Faculty at Pool Academy and loves visiting the children (and staff) at Lanner for her termly pupil voice sessions.

What is safeguarding?

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Taking action to enable all the children to have the best outcomes.
Lanner Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have a concern about a child, please speak to one of members from the Lanner Safeguarding team: Mrs C Merrifield (Designated safeguarding lead), Mr K Walsh (Head Teacher/ DDSL) or Mrs Jayne Pascoe (DDSL/Pastoral Lead).
 
If you would like to contact your child's class teacher, this can done face to face or via Class Dojo (Seesaw in Y5 and Y6). All our staff are committed to safeguarding every child. 
 
Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have Safeguarding Policies and procedures in place, which are available on the website and/or from the school office on request. All staff, including our visitors, volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures; parents and carers are welcome to read these also. 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 always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child's best interests. There is a wealth of information available to support schools and parents to keep children safe online. The following list of websites is not exhaustive but should provide a useful starting point for you.
 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.commonsensemedia.org/

www.disrespectnobody.co.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.childnet.com/cyberbullying-guidance

www.pshe-association.org.uk

www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-use-of-social-media-for-online-radicalisation

 

For further information regarding online safety, please click here.

ALL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A DBS CHECK PRIOR TO WORKING WITHIN OUR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.  ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST APPLY TO SCHOOL FOR A POSITION IN WRITING AND UNDERGO AN INTERVIEW BEFORE A POSITION WILL  BE OFFERED. 

NSPCC AND CORONOVIRUS SUPPORT
Should your child need advice regarding Coronavirus, please have a look at the NSPCC website for advice on how to discuss this with your child (children) and offer them the Childline number if they are worried and don’t have a trusted adult to support them:

www.nspcc.org.uk/kids

www.nspcc.org.uk/schools 

Childline number: 08001111

Furthermore, below are links for the NSPCC's email and adult helpline, a 24/7 service which should any parent or carer need further advice about a child.

The adult helpline is 08088005000

help@nspcc.org.uk

Contact list for external specialist services

Name

Contact

Referral Protocols

Early Help Hub

earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk

Anyone can make a referral to the EHH either by emailing or phoning

01872 322277

A referral access point for:

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) services, including occupational therapy, vision or hearing tests,

Educational concerns/ Housing or financial concerns,

Child protection referrals.

School nurse

earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk

 

01872 322277

Teacher makes a referral to Pastoral Support team in school.  It then decided if a full school nurse referral is made.

CAHMS

cpn-tr.earlyhelphub@nhs.net

 

Evidence is gathered by the Pastoral lead and/ or SEND co. 

The SENDco will then complete the necessary forms.

Dreadnaught

team@thedreadnought.co.uk

01209218764

Evidence is gathered by the SENDco and/ or DSL. 

The SENDco/DSL will then complete the necessary forms.

Jigsaw

jigsaw@cornwall.gov.uk

01872 323218 / 324547/

Evidence is gathered by the SENDco and/ or DSL. 

The SENDco/DSL will then complete the necessary forms.

Bullying

 

Bullying UK -  Anti-bullying Alliance - advice for families

National Bullying Helpline - Advice on bullying at school

If you are aware of any bullying incident, inform the SG team immediately. 

MARU

multiagencyreferralunit@cornwall.gov.uk

 0300 1231 116

Any adult can make a referral to MARU and seek support and advice regarding a case.

Penhaligon Friends

enquiries@penhaligonsfriends.org.uk

01209 210624 or 01209 215889

Staff make a referral to Pastoral.  If the work by the TIS or BSW does not has the desired effect then Pastoral will make a referral. Parents/Carers must agree to the process. Parental and sibling bereavements are higher priority than grandparents.

Youngminds

0808-802-5544

https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/parents-helpline-enquiries/

 

Staff make a referral to Pastoral.  If the work by the TIS or BSW does not has the desired effect then Pastoral will make a referral. Parents/Carers must agree to the process.