>> OUR CULTURE OF SAFEGUARDING
The school is committed to the vital contribution all governors and staff can make to safeguarding children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the school feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.
We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
The school will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Georgia Gouch (Safeguarding Officer & Designated Lead for Children with a Social Worker)
If you have any concerns about your child or any other in our care, please contact the school directly and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team. You can call 0208 988 5860 or send an email to email@example.com outlining your concerns.
If contact with the Head or Safeguarding Officers cannot be made, reports can be made to the Griffin Schools Trust via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 698 7049.
If your concern is urgent or out-of-school hours, please contact the Waltham Forest Safeguarding Team on:
020 8496 2310 (Mon-Thurs, 9am-5.15pm and Fri, 9am-5pm)
020 8496 3000 (Out of Hours)
A whistleblowing helpline is available from the NSPCC: 0800 028 02825.
Keeping Children Safe Online
We use the PSHE and assembly programme to deliver comprehensive guidance and advice to our students about how to keep themselves safe online.
In addition, we will invite external expert guest speakers to offer workshops and presentations to further support students in understanding how to protect themselves.
We also are extending this training and guidance to our parents, offering training and guidance on information evenings, written communications, Parent Forum Meetings, and through our school website.
- National Online Safety – Multi-award-winning online safety courses, guides and resources for parents/carers
- CEOP – Safety Centre
- CEOP – The internet, relationships & you – Advice for 11-18 year olds
- CEOP – Information for Parents
- NSPCC – Online Safety
- NSPCC – Sexting
- NSPCC – Playing Games Online
- NSPCC – Parental Controls
- Safeguarding Children Online
National Online Safety
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.
We are therefore delighted to announce that Lammas School and Sixth Form have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics.
You can access National Online Safety via their website or by downloading their app.
To create your account, please follow https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/lammas-school-and-sixth-form and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
Lammas has partnered with Place2Be, a national charity supporting schools to improve the confidence and wellbeing of children and young people.
Place2be provides emotional and therapeutic support to young people enabling them to think about any worries they might have.
Place2Be also provides support to parents and staff. Please take the time to visit Place2Be’s website to learn more about their work.
Our students can be referred to Place2Be by a member of the Student Care Team or alternatively can self-refer by emailing email@example.com.
Safer Schools Officer
As part of a London wide initiative, we have a safer schools Police officer whose job is to work alongside the school and families to support our young people. The aim of the SSo is to reduce the prevalence of crime, anti-social behaviour and victimisation amongst young people and to reduce the number of incidents and crimes in schools and their wider communities. Furthermore, they hope to provide a safe and secure school community which enhances the learning environment.
We are an Operation Encompass School
The Lammas School is and has been an Operation Encompass School since 2018. Operation Encompass is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and all police forces.
Operation Encompass means that our school will be told, prior to the start of the next school day, when police have attended an incident of domestic abuse where there is a child or young person who attends our school who is related to any of those involved in the incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (usually the Designated Safeguarding Lead-DSL or a member of the school safeguarding team) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
Kooth – Online Wellbeing Service
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online well-being service for
children and young people that Lammas has bought access to for its students.