All children have the right to be protected from harm. This right is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. The United Kingdom has accepted this right and has developed legislation that allows professionals to intervene if they are concerned about the kind of care a child is receiving.
Holy Trinity Lamorbey takes its responsibility to safeguard children seriously. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Holy Trinity Lamorbey CE Primary School requires all staff and volunteers to undergo background checks consummate with the role they will perform in school and recruits all staff in accordance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines.
Holy Trinity Lamorbey has robust safeguarding reporting mechanisms and provides regular training in identifying and reporting abuse. We work closely in partnership and cooperate fully with other agencies including Bexley Local Authority, Children’s Social Care and the Police wherever this is necessary.
Please see 'Policies & GDPR' tab for all relevant documentation.
The Designated Safeguarding Team (DSL and Safer Recruitment Trained)
Designated Safeguarding Lead Oliver Winstone (Principal)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead Amy Gallagher (Assistant Principal) Low-level concerns
Deputy Safeguarding Lead Jane Edwards (Assistant Principal) Low-level concerns
The Wider Safeguarding Team (School-based)
Sarah Bushell (SENDCo)
Allicia Stephens (Teacher)
Michelle Nutting (Teaching Assistant)
Nicola Staples (Office/Medical Team)
Kay Churcher (Teaching Assistant)
Trust Leadership Team (DSL trained and Safer Recruitment Trained)
Peter Rhodes Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Young Director of Education
Sabrina Bridges Chief Finance and Operations Officer
At HTL we hope that you never have to report a safeguarding concern. However, if you do, please take note of the following information which may be of some help:
CLICK: Reporting concerns about a child to Bexley Mash (020 3045 5440)
Worried about a child?
If you’re worried that anyone under the age of 18 might need help, or is being neglected or hurt, you must tell someone. We know people feel nervous about speaking out in case they interfere or make things worse – but it’s much better to be wrong than do nothing. Taking action could help protect a child from harm.
Managing allegations of abuse made against somebody who works with children in Bexley (0203 045 3436 (LADO Team)). The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) manages allegations against professionals and volunteers who are involved with children.
CLICK: BEXLEY SHIELD (Safeguarding Partnership)
Who we are: Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. is the safeguarding partnership for children and young people. The partnership was formed in October 2018, is led by the Local Authority, Police, and Clinical Commissioning Group, and was named by Bexley’s Youth Council.