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

Craig Heatly

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Chelcee Cooper (Safeguarding Officer & Designated Lead for Children with a Social Worker)
Mark Bland
Carla Kenny
Sarah Sawtell
Carolina Belmonte
Joseph Mycroft
Laura Curling

If contact with the Head or Safeguarding Officers cannot be made, reports can be made to the Griffin Schools Trust Chief Executive Officer, Anne Powell:

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.

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.

Kooth – Parent and Carer Brochure
Kooth – Top tips on how to talk to your children about their feelings
Kooth – FAQs
Kooth – What’s on in September
Kooth – Teachers Checklist

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