Safeguarding and Child Protection
If you are worried that any child is being abused, you can contact the NSPCC either vis their website (click here) or by telephone (0800 028 0285). NSPCC also has excellent advice for parents about keeping their children safe, including when online: you can find this by clicking here.
Who to contact if you are concerned about a child:
Our School's Designated Safeguarding Leads
Designated Safeguard Lead
Ellizabeth Killin Hannah Gray
Deputy Designated Safeguard Leads
Leatherhead Trinity takes its responsibilities to protect its children from all forms of abuse very seriously. We have in place a specialised safeguarding team, and have developed multiple policies and approaches to guarantee children's safety.
- Leatherhead Trinity Safeguard Policy (document attached at bottom of this page)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
The school has taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.
Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school. For further information please see the letter that was sent to all parents here and the Operation Encompass website.
Multi-Agency Team Around the School
We work closely with multiple Government agencies and charities to ensure the safety of our pupils. Below are the agencies and services that Leatherhead Trinity has the most contact with:
Safeguarding and E-Safety
Leatherhead Trinity School is committed to helping our children be safe and confident explorers of the online world. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
The use of online tools and resources are now routine within education and within our school. Within school, steps are taken to minimise inadvertent or inappropriate use of the internet or of electronic communications. Our internal precautions include:
- Regular assemblies for all year groups about e-safety
- Our internal online filtering system managed by our service provider
- E-safety reminders to children during computing lessons
- Year 6 follow Google’s ‘Be Internet Legends’ programme of study during PSHE lessons
- Updates to e-safety and safeguarding shared with all members of staff during staff meetings
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Leatherhead Trinity School, please do not hesitate to contact one of the designated Safeguarding Leads as pictured at the top of this page.
Using the Internet at Home
There are some links below to advice about using the internet at home. We promote the use of online tools and resources, however there are some important safeguards that we advise parents to consider.
- Locating the family computer in a public place, preferably downstairs
- Not allowing laptops (and even mobile phones) in bedrooms
- Having clear rules about ‘offline’ time, for instance a time in the evening when phones and computers are turned off
- Using software designed to restrict access to programmes and websites
- Further advice is available through the CEOP supported Think You Know website - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/.
Facebook/Social media sites
Children of primary school age are not entitled to use social media sites such as Facebook. Children will not be using social media sites during school hours. We also ask parent/carers not to name school, staff or other children on any form of social media, or share photographs of any school events.
All staff receive annual update training on the PREVENT DUTY which aims to eradicate radicalisation.
Advice for parents about keeping pupils safe online can be downloaded from the links to the right.