At St Lawrence CE Primary School, we recognise that your child is your responsibility and their safety and wellbeing your concern. We wish to work in partnership with you and we will share successes with you, and discuss with you any concerns that we may have.
Since your child’s welfare is also our first priority, there may be occasions when our concern for your child means that we have to consult other agencies. We will endeavour to contact you in the first instance, to share our concerns and, where possible, seek your consent to a referral being made to Children’s Social Care.
However, this will only be done where we believe that such discussion will not place your child at further or increased risk of significant harm. The welfare of the child will be paramount and will override any considerations where we consider that to be the case.
The procedures we follow are those laid down by the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board. The school has adopted both Child Protection and Anti Bullying Policies for the safety of all.
Safeguarding is described in Government Guidance as:
“Making sure that children grow up in safety and in a way that they are cared for; protecting them from harm or ill-treatment; making sure that their health or development is not damaged in any way and doing this in a way that means that children have the best possible chances in life.”
If you would like to know more about our procedures or policies, please speak to the Head teacher.
Designated Child Protection Persons in St Lawrence are:
- Miss Helen Osterfield
- Mr Mark Lambie
- Mrs Alison Moore