Lealands High School Safeguarding Statement
"At Lealands High School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as students in this school."
All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads. All staff have received a copy of the document Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021.
We want to work in partnership with parents and carers to help children to achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution. On rare occasions however, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact parents or carers.
We adopt the procedures laid down by the Luton Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr S. Ward (Deputy Head).
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs M. O'Cahill and Mrs A. Rust (Head of Alternative Provision Centre – LEAP).
If you require any further information please contact Mr S. Ward, Mrs M. O'Cahill, Mrs A Rust or Mr J. Burridge (Headeacher).
Parents and students can access information and website links about how to protect young people online by clicking on the relevant tabs on the left.
Childline is a registered charity with a 24 hour freephone number for children. The site contains some useful information about keeping children safe.
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre - CEOP
This site includes links to report abuse and concerns on line
The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
Luton Safeguarding Children Board
The Luton Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations in Luton co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.
Luton Rapid Intervention & Assessment Team
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child please call the Rapid Intervention and Assessment Team
on 01582 547653. The number to call for out of normal working hours emergencies is 0300 300 8123.
Kidscape is a registered UK charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse.