What is safeguarding?

All organisations that work with or come into contact with children have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Taken from the NSPCC website.

More information about our school policies and procedures can be found here: LCC School Child Protection Safeguarding Policy v18 September 2023 St Peter at Gowts CE Primary School. Paper copies of documents can be requested from the school office.

If you would like any further information, please speak to any of our DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads). Our school DSLs are:


Vicky Cook – SENDCO – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emily Mayer – Headteacher – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sammy Robinson – Family Support Advisor – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kinga Wilson – Family Support Advisor – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


If you are worried about a child or are aware that a child may have been harmed please call Lincolnshire customer service centre on 01522 78211 or speak to one of the schools DSL’s (Deputy Safeguarding Leads)


Useful links and websites


Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children’s Board

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children’s Board hold lots of information and contact details please visit


Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services


EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Servcie

The website for Domestic Abuse support is EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service


LCC Reducing Parental Conflict

Reducing parental conflict – Advice for families – Lincolnshire County Council

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