All children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. At Lymington Junior School we embrace our duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are fully committed to providing a safe, secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible young people.
Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensuring that they are protected from abuse and/or neglect in order that every child has the best possible platform from which to Learn, experience Joy and achieve Success.
In the pursuit of these aims, the best interests of the children at Lymington Junior School will always be our number one priority.
As such, there are times when we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies.
Unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest, we will usually share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers.
School Role /Responsibility
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
SENCO & Inclusion Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Family Support Worker /ELSA
Designated Safeguarding Link Governor
Dr Alistair Ward
What you can do to help Safeguard our Children
Parents and carers play an important role in safeguarding all children in our community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen and take appropriate action.
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, always call 999.
Specialist advice, including options for reporting suspected child abuse anonymously, can be accessed from the NSPCC here.
Alternatively, Hampshire Children’s Services can be contacted directly on:
More useful information, including how to report a concern, can be found here.
Finally, Lymington Junior School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies can be found here.