Lady Boswell’s CE Aided Primary School has a duty to safeguard our children, and promote their welfare and wellbeing. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding promise, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on the About Us\Policies page of our website and in our Safeguarding Policies link below.
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 parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's wellbeing. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs K Harman, and our Deputy DSL is Miss J Taylor. Please contact the school office if you wish to speak to either of them, or email k.harman@ladyboswell’s.kent.sch.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs K Harman is also our designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked after children and can be contacted on the email address above.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life, we are mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites.
On entry to Lady Boswell’s School, every parent is required to complete a Use of Images Consent Form; this outlines their specific requirements for the use of images for their child, and any restrictions on usage. Parents, carers and family members are reminded of this before concerts and special events at which they may be using cameras.
Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We also like to use photographs of our children in our prospectus and similar documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. We also like to use photographs, of our children, on our website. In each of these cases, publication of images is carried out in line with the individual instructions and consent given by parents.