Lypiatt Primary School and Early Years Centre fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.

Lypiatt Primary School and Early Years Centre follows the child protection procedures set out by the Wiltshire Safeguarding Board and has regard to statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2016.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding can be defined by promoting the health, safety and welfare of all pupils. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults, especially those working or volunteering with children. Lypiatt Primary School aims to help to protect the children in its care by working consistently and appropriately with all relevant agencies to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children.

What is child protection?

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. 

 Please click on each link below to download and read the full policy/document.

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Allegations against School Staff Flowchart
Child Sexual Exploitation
Code of Conduct for Safer Working Practice
E Safety: Refer to E Safety section in 'Information for Parents' section
Female Genital Mutilation - The Facts
Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings
Healthy mind, healthy life
Keeping children safe in Education (September 2018)
Keeping your child safe - a guide for parents and carers in Wiltshire 
Prevent - Information for parents
Private Fostering
Underwear rule - NSPCC guide for parents
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused or neglected