We are committed to ensuring children at Stoke Lodge Primary School are safe. Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with, any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values.
Your child's safety and welfare is of paramount importance, overriding all other considerations. Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the LA requires the Head Teacher or a Designated Senior Person (DSP) for Child Protection to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.
These procedures are intended to protect children at risk. Our Child Protection Policy is also available from the school office on request and on this website on the policies page.
Anyone who works in an unsupervised capacity with children, whether paid or voluntary, will require DBS (Disclosure Barring Services) certification.
If you are concerned about the well-being or safety of a particular child, please do not hesitate to contact our staff in order to discuss your concerns further. Alternatively, you could also contact either the Local Authority Social Services Department or the NSPCC.