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Schools are charged with maintaining a safe, supportive environment which protects the rights and needs of children at all times. School staff have regular contact with children and young people, and a responsibility to help to identify signs of children in need of additional support or protection accordingly. Together, these responsibilities are called safeguarding.


This school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children. We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare

Welcome to our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

The designated safeguarding lead is the person appointed to take lead responsibility for child protection issues in schoolAt Lacon Childe School, our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Kara Guise - Designated Safeguard Lead Kara Guise

Charlotte Johnston: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Polly Shepherd Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead -

Steve Adams: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead-

Alice Martin: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead-

Amber Taylor: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead -

Safeguarding Procedures

As part of our safeguarding procedure, Lacon Childe School follows the procedures set out by the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board.

New safeguarding arrangements are required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and these arrangements set out how agencies should work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

We all have a duty to protect children and vulnerable adults. Abuse can be in many forms, including the following:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Neglect
  • Physical abuse