Lady Bankes Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection policy that is updated annually and which takes into account 'Keeping Children safe in Education'. This policy is shared on our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with outside agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents or carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Keeping children safe is the most important thing we do. All our staff are trained in child protection procedures, and the following teachers take a lead role in safeguarding:
Our governors also keep a close eye on the school's safeguarding procedures. The following governors have received appropriate training:
To ensure a safe environment for all our pupils we have a rigorous safer recruitment policy, including statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers, including Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.
We support the Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
The Local Authority's Designated Officer for Child Protection (LADO) is Hannah Ives.
She can be contacted via:
Children and Young People's Services
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre, High Street