Lymington Infant School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Health and Safety and well being of every child is paramount. Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in safeguarding children.
All staff have Safeguarding training and follow the statutory guidance as set out in the document Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Our school aims to:
- Practise safe recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers
- Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe
- Implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases/suspected cases of abuse
- Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
- Maintain an ethos where children feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to
Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 has been translated in 13 different languages. These translations were carried out by professional linguist with secondary proofing.
The translated documents can be accessed here: https://national.lgfl.net/digisafe/kcsie/kcsietranslate
Keeping children safe during community activities, after-school clubs and tuition: Questions to help parents and carers choose out-of-school settings
As we start a new school year, parents may well be looking for after-school clubs, theatre groups or sports’ clubs. The DfE has a document that helps parents identify the safeguarding issues to consider when choosing a provider. Keeping children safe during community activities, after-school clubs and tuition: Questions to help parents and carers choose out-of-school settings.
Parents can access the guidance here:
Children have access to many online platforms in an ever changing technological world. At Lymington Infant School we teach the children about age appropriate digital safety through PHSE and IT lessons.
Please use the links below to help keep your child safe online.
Childnet is a UK-based charity who empower children, young people, and those who support them in their online lives, and its mission is to work with others to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.
Launched in 1995, just two years after the public launch of the open web, Childnet has delivered a positive impact with its empowering, youth led, evidence based and collaborative approach to online safety and giving children and young people the skills they need to navigate the internet safely and in a positive way. Please use the resources on the Childnet website which is designed to help parent with online safety.
The Digiduck® collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 – 7 about online safety. The collection includes a ebooks, PDFs, a poster and an interactive app.
TikTok is a popular online sharing platform. Please see the links below to help parents become more knowledgeable about the app and how to help safeguard their children.
Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)
TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)