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 Welfare Team.
Miss L Bakunowicz: Designated Safeguarding Leader
I work within the Welfare Team, working with children and families to support welfare concerns and safeguarding.
Mrs A Medley: Attendance and Welfare Officer
My main role is to ensure that students are attending school regularly so they can achieve their full potential and to overcome any barriers which may prevent good attendance, which is over 95%.
“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.
Miss G Sutton: Child And Family Progress Plan Coordinator
I support the Welfare 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.
Mrs L Leyland: Attendance Administrator
My role is to generate absence reports to check on missing students and to then to text and/or call home if parents/carers have not made contact with the school. I will also update students' registers with sickness, medical and other attendance information as necessary. I liaise with the Attendance Officer and make her aware of any long term or complex absences.
Our Ethos and Values
At Lincoln Castle Academy, we value: