Safeguarding at Linden
Linden Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility
effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child (Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018).Al Linden, we safeguard and promote our pupil‟s welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate and our staff members working with pupils maintain an attitude of „it could happen here‟ where safeguarding is concerned. To understand who the school and the governing body discharges its statutory responsibilities relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school, please refer to our Safeguarding and Whistleblowing Policy on our school website - access via Important Information/Policies and Reports.
Safeguarding is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding of our pupils, please feel free to contact the following Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), either via the school office or by calling the school on 0116 2738435 - all matters are dealt with in strictest confidence:
Mr Z Mohamed (Headteacher)
Mrs I Powell (Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs R Lall (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs S Limbada (Chair of Governors)
Click here for the out-of-hours contact details of Linden's Designated Safeguarding Leads and useful contact numbers for the Local Authority and national safeguarding organisations such as NSPCC.