Mr How – Head Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Worth – Pastoral Lead, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Graham – Office Administrator, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Lower Farm Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our pupils. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding procedures.
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 parents and carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Are you worried about the safety or welfare of a child?
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well-being of someone at our school please:-
- Talk to one of the Lower Farm’s Safeguarding Team (pictured above) on 02475 267760.
- If you have concerns that a child is suffering any form of abuse, neglect or cruelty contact the Warwickshire Children and Families Front Door (Front Door)immediately by calling 01926 414144. Lines are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm, Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm.
- If you need to get in touch out of usual office hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team immediately by calling 01926 886922.
- Call 999 if you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger.
- If you have any concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of staff (which could suggest s/he are unsuitable to work with children) then please report this to the Headteacher for consideration. If the matter relates to the Headteacher, concerns should be reported to the Chair of Governors.
At Lower Farm, we are working in partnership with the Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass.
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for further information:
Please follow the link below to view Keeping Children Safe In Education document: