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What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's and learner's health or development
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

At Lache Primary School, we are committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for children and young people, identifying where there are child welfare concerns and taking action to address them, in partnership with families and other agencies.

The school Safeguarding Team consists of four members including Kate Seager (Safeguarding Lead), Jane Roberts (Deputy Safeguarding Lead), Dean Scott Scarth (Safeguarding Officer) and Sheena Coghill (Safeguarding Officer). Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Diane Clark.

The Safeguarding team meets formerly at least twice per half-term and daily update meetings take place between the Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead most days of the week. The Safeguarding governor attends at least one team meeting per term.

We are proactive about our safeguarding procedures and as such educate our pupils to be safe and this is done through school assemblies and class sessions including E-safety lessons. We also invite in external agencies such as NSPCC/Childline, Banardos to do workshops as well as providing children with safety literature. We display information relating to Prevent and Hate Crime around school.

We are all trained in PREVENT, the government initiative to prevent radicalisation (more information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

We work in line with the policies of the LSCB and further detail can be found by clicking on the following link: http://cheshirewestlscb.org.uk/ or you can view our school safeguarding policy at the bottom of this page or on the policies section of the website.

Reporting concerns

If you have a concern regarding a child at Lache Primary School, please contact one of the safeguarding team listed above. Details of the Safeguarding team are also displayed around the school.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, you should contact the police using 999 or iART (Integrated Access Referral Team) on 0300 123 7047.

Additional Support

If you feel you need to talk to someone for advice or support, a number of charitable organisations are available for you to talk in confidence.

Contact Telephone Numbers

Childline - 0800 11 11

NSPCC - 0808 8005000

For more information click on the link below


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Lache Primary School

Hawthorn RoadLache, Chester CH4 8HX

Mrs Sheena Coghill | Main Contact

01244 470380


From September 2023 school will be open from 8.50am-3.20pm