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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Welcome to the Keeping Children Safe section of the school website

Keeping Children Safe - Our Core Purpose
We believe that one of the key roles of our school is to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of every individual child in our care, so that they grow up secure, confident and independent.

It is clear, therefore, that the health, safety and well-being of all the children in our care are of paramount importance. Our pupils have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. 

We recognise that all staff members have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.

The first point of contact for anyone who has a concern about the safety and well-being of a pupil is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The DSL at the school is the Headteacher, Mr. B Jordan
Latest DSL Forum: 11th September 2018
Latest GSCB DSL Revision and Update Training: 7th December 2017
Latest GSCB Child Protection and Inter Agency Training: 9th January 2018
Latest Safer Recruitment Training: 23rd January 2015

In Mr Jordan's absence, contact should be made with the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). 

The DDSL at the school is the Inclusion Lead, Miss. Janette Hinch
Latest GSCB DSL Revision and Update Training: 10/2018
Latest Safer Recruitment Training: 05/2016

In her absence, contact should be made with the member of staff who has additional responsibility for safeguarding, the Deputy Head, Miss. Tina Richards.  
Latest GSCB DSL Revision and Update Training:  03/2018
Latest Safer Recruitment Training: 05/2018

At Lakeside Primary School, Mr. Daniel Gillingham, is the Governor Safeguarding Lead.  

Latest Safeguarding Training: 09/2018

At Lakeside Primary School, Mr. David Young, is the Chair of Governors who has also received safeguarding training.
Latest Safeguarding Training: 08/2017

All concerns regarding child protection issues in the school should be referred to Mr.Jordan in the first instance. This responsibility extends to every member of our community and it is of vital importance that all concerns are reported in confidence without delay to the Safeguarding Team.

Allegations Management 
In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). 

In Gloucestershire the LADO is Nigel Hatten, who is supported by Tracy Brooks, the Allegations Management Co-Ordinator.  Nigel can be contacted on 01452 426994 or and Tracy can be contacted on 01452 426320 or

Further information and advice can be obtained from the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board or from our own school website.