Safeguarding at LRPS

Safeguarding Children at Lemington Riverside Primary School

Lemington Riverside Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request.

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 ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Lemington Riverside is:

  • Craig Heeley (Head Teacher)
In the absence of the DSL, Chris Murphy, Rachel Turner, Vicky Jeffcock, George Sayers and Kim Cole are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Head Teacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Head Teacher)– who will consider what action to take.