School Visitors & Volunteers
Welcome to Larkrise Primary School
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such we expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this common commitment. This leaflet contains information about our expectations of you whilst visiting the school. It gives information about our Safeguarding and Emergency Procedures. Please keep the leaflet in a safe place so that you can read it again if you need to.
We hope you enjoy your time at our school
Keeping ourselves safe
Our regular volunteers, staff and governors have a valid DBS check and wear an identity badge.
If you feel that a child may be at risk of harm but are not sure, then inform one of the Safeguarding team immediately. They will offer advice and take appropriate action.
Child abuse can happen to any child regardless of elements such as gender, culture, religion, social background ability or disability.
A copy of the school's Safeguarding policy is located in the school office, room for big ideas and on our website.
Types of harm
We all have a responsibility to keep children (under the age of 18) safe, both at home and in school. Harm is identified in four ways:
Physical - when a child is deliberately hurt or injured. Sexual - when a child is influenced or forced to take part in a sexual activity. This can also be an activity such as being made to look at inappropriate images. Emotional - when a child is made to feel frightened, worthless or unloved. It can be by shouting, using threats or making fun of someone. It can also be when children see their parents, or visitors to the home, fighting or using violence.
Neglect - when a child is not being taken care of by their parents/ guardians. It can be poor hygiene, poor diet, not keeping appointments for additional support, not coming to school and being left home alone.
REMEMBER...if in doubt...ask
Please do not leave our school without telling someone or doing something.
If a child discloses they might be subject to abuse:
(E), describe (D)” but as soon as you believe that there might be a genuine issue, ask no further questions. This would compromise further enquiries. Only
trained investigators should question a child.