At The Langley Academy Primary the well-being, health and safety of all of our pupils is at the forefront of all we do. As such all staff, governors, trustees and volunteers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.
Do staff receive adequate training?
All staff, volunteers and governors undertake annual training so they are aware of school protocol, policies and procedures. This means staff know what to look out for to spot and recognise signs of abuse. Listening is an important skill in order to keep children safe and staff are able to listen carefully. Regular refresher training, helps staff to keep up to date with the latest information. As a supportive community, children know to share any concerns with staff. Parents and carers are welcome to read our policy, which is available on our website or via the school office.
Does TLAP share information with other professionals?
The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies, such as Social Care or the police. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.
What should I do if I am worried?
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
Who is in the Safeguarding Team?
Mrs Tracey Bowen
(Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Miss Grace Shaw
(Deputy Head / Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Miss Renice Miller
(SENDCo / Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Miss Natalie Lewis
(Assistant Headteacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Laura Morriss
(Early Years Assistant Headteacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
What should I do if I am worried about a member of staff?
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff then you should report this to Tracey Bowen, Headteacher.
If the concern relates to the Headteacher, concerns should be reported to Dr Oona Stannard, chair of the Trust.
If you are still concerned, further advice is available from:
- NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Slough Emergency Team: 01753 875362 https://www.scstrust.co.uk/first-contact/