At Laithes Primary School we believe that rigid and robust safeguarding procedures are paramount to ensure that parents know their children are protected and children feel safe and secure and know what to do when they are worried or concerned.
Any concerned parents or carers who wish to report their concerns about abuse, can also call the following numbers:
- call children's social care on (01226) 438830 / 772423 to report child abuse
- call adult social care on (01226) 773300 to report adult abuse
Out of office hours, or if your call is urgent, call our emergency duty team on 08449841800 (for both child and adult abuse).
Our safeguarding policy can be found here.
Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness
On this page you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online. Please see our attached resources for parents and carers.
As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are leading the way in highlighting this area. We are currently working towards a Wellbeing award, which will demonstrate how wellbeing and mental health in our pupils, staff and parents are at the forefront of our school’s vision of leading a mentally healthy school.
We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At our school we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
- encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.
Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
Laithes Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team
Safeguarding Lead/ Deputy Headteacher/ Inclusion Lead
Mrs Morris - Parent Support Advisor
Miss Ennis - Parent Support Advisor
Miss Grant - Mental Health & Bereavement Officer
Mrs Swann - Thrive Practitioner
Mrs Fletcher - Headteacher