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Safeguarding
Lethbridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff and volunteers are expected to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We also carry out identity, professional qualification and disqualification by association checks before any person undertakes any role within our school. Our leaflet for helpers can be viewed at:
Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website or via this link.
Safeguarding and child protection policy

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other 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/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is Ms Caron Short; the deputy DSLs are Mrs. Lisa Mayes, Mrs. Emma Corp and Mrs. Claire Harmer.
Our Nominated Safeguarding governor is Patrick Weir, who is also our Chair of Governors.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak directly to:
  • one of the named safeguarding leaders above
  • any member of Lethbridge's staff team
  • a member of the NSPCC safeguarding helpline on 0808 800 5000
  • a member of Swindon's Family Contact Point on 01793 466903
Any action is taken in line with the following legislation/guidance:
E-Safety
Keeping safe online is a vital part of safeguarding the pupils at Lethbridge Primary School. Our Parents' Area and Pupil Area on our web-site gives up to date e-safety information and activities that can be used to help support the work we do in school in this area and to help teach children basic online safety at home. All internet use by children in school is overseen by a member of staff and we actively teach children about keeping safe online through our cross-curricular Computing curriculum. Internet Filtering is provided by Surf Protect: http://www.surfprotect.co.uk.

Our e-safety policy can be viewed here:
E-Safety Policy

Extremism and Radicalisation
It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. The document below provides further information on this. Staff training is carried out in this area.
Channel Duty Guidance 2015

Lethbridge Primary School                     Lethbridge Road                     SWINDON                     Wilts                     SN1 4BY
Telephone: 01793 535033                                Email:
Lethbridge Primary School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7685652.
Registered office: Lethbridge Primary School, Lethbridge Road, SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4BY