All schools have a clear responsibility placed on them by the Children Act 1989 and by guidance from the Department for Education to safeguard the welfare of all their pupils. In doing so, schools are expected to consult with Children’s Social Care if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect.
A referral to Children’s Social Care is not intended to be an accusation of any particular action or against any particular person. It is the reporting of concerns which have come to the school’s attention. This is in accordance with Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board’s Child Protection Procedures.
Lansbury Lawrence Primary School has a Child Protection Policy and this refers to Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board’s Child Protection Procedures. Both of these documents are publicly available and can be consulted by parents / carers.
The Designated Officers for Child Protection are:
- Owen O’Regan (Head Teacher) Lead Officer;
- Monique De Jager (Deputy Head Teacher);
- and Maureen Padmore (Family Liaison Worker)
Any one of the above-named people will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents / carers may have about Child Protection practice.