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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding Statement


Five Lanes CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this committment.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Sarah Jane-Chalker (Interim Head of School). Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Charlotte Watts (Class Teacher).

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2023-24



ENCOMPASS is the reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has been affected by a domestic incident. This is an initiative that has been developed to support children and young people and their families.


ENCOMPASS ensures that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is shared the information in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected or exposed to a domestic abuse incident.


The Key Adult at this school is Miss Sarah-Jane Chalker.



The safeguarding governor is Jardine Broom.



This initiative allows us to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this is an extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Five Lanes Primary School Early Help Offer


We have a strong culture of safeguarding: children know they are valued and will be listened to.

We appreciate the importance of early help in our safeguarding duty, and we aim to recognise families and children who may benefit from early intervention and put this in place in a timely manner.

We ensure that our children get the support that they need, at the time that they need it. This keeps them safe and, ultimately, enables them to learn and develop.

You can read more information about our early help offer in the document below.


As a school we follow safeguarding procedure set out by Wiltshire Safeguarding team alongside taking guidance from the DFE.



As part of Five Lane's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and prevent children from being radicalised.


The Prevent Strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours.

The NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 500


The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families. 

Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children.

The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if they wish. It's staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in jobs like teaching, healthcare and social work, who know how to spot the signs of abuse and what to do to help.

Parents and carers often have lots of questions, such as what is the right age to leave a child home alone, what to do about bullying or how to keep their children safe online.

Whatever the issue, we're here 24/7 to keep children safe. Professionals such as teachers and doctors also contact us for information and guidance. Our helpline staff will provide expert advice and support.



The NSPCC's Talk PANTS TV ad - 'There's something you need to tell me'

We're helping parents and carers talk to their children about staying safe from sexual abuse. Our suite of Talk PANTS materials featuring Pantosaurus, our friendly pant-wearing dinosaur, are designed to simplify the conversation and make it as easy as possible for parents to get this important chat underway. It's easy.

The Pantosaurus Song! | #TalkPANTS | NSPCC

Meet Pantosaurus! He's a friendly dinosaur who has an important song to sing for you, which conveys an important message. #TalkPANTS is a campaign created by the NSPCC that gives parents, carers and teachers the support they need to explain the Underwear Rule to young children aged 4-8 in a simple and age-appropriate way.

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