At Lincoln Castle Academy we are wholly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. The health, safety and wellbeing of every student is of the highest importance. We have robust safeguarding processes and procedures which are under continuous development and improvement to ensure we promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff.
Safeguarding legislation and guidance from government and agencies says that safeguarding means:
- 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
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome.
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, and so much more.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents or carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student's welfare.
All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the Engagement Team.
Miss L Bakunowicz: Designated Safeguarding Leader
My job is Designated Safeguarding lead, so I’m the “named person” responsible for working with staff, students and outside agencies. Outside of school I enjoy time with family and friends. I love visiting English Heritage sites and listening to music.
Mrs L Laming: Headteacher, Deputy Child Protection Officer
As Headteacher I ensure we have policies, practices and procedures which ensure the safety and welfare of our students. We're fortunate at LCA - we've got fabulous staff who regularly go the extra mile to support our students; I am exceptionally proud of the caring culture promoted by this team. Outside of school I try to multi-task, prioritising my 2 boys and husband, time at the gym, reading as much as possible and watching box sets!
Mrs A Medley: Attendance / Welfare Officer
“RAISE YOUR ATTENDANCE – RAISE YOUR CHANCES!”
Mrs T Rainey: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
My primary role in school is Child Protection & Safeguarding, however my door is always open to any student who has a worry or concern. I have worked at LCA for 17 years and attended here myself when we were the old Yarborough School.
Miss G Sutton: TAC Co-ordinator / Administrator
I support the Engagement Team, raise early help, mentor students on areas that require support, chair Team Around The Child meetings, support families, work with outside Multi Agencies and submit Safeguarding referrals.
Our Ethos and Values
At Lincoln Castle Academy, we value: