St Lawrence CE Primary School


St Lawrence CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This means that we have a safeguarding culture and have Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and procedures in place which are robust in approach and expectation. All staff are trained annually on Safeguarding and we follow this up throughout the year. We follow our robust school procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy which is accessible under policies on this website or a hard copy on request. Our policy and practice is in line with all national statutory requirements. 


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. 


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Mrs Fiona Micklefield

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Miss Jones, Mrs Lintott and Mrs Norgate

Our Designated Safeguarding Governors are:

Mr John Vivian and Mrs Carol Graham


What to do if you are concerned...

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please contact the school office so that they can immediately find a DSL for you to talk to. We also have key phone numbers in the school enabling you to contact relevant authorities.


Alternatively you can call Hampshire Children’s Services on 0300 5551384 or the Police.

Equally if your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children), please ask to speak to a DSL in confidence, who will refer the matter to the LADO (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) and procedures will be followed.


Please visit our Policies Page for the latest Child Protection and Safeguarding policies.  

The document below shows how safety and safeguarding is integrated into our curriculum for each year group:

Keeping safe at St Lawrence CE Primary School - child leaflet

NSPCC guides


The NSPCC have a range of PANTS guides for parents and carers including guides in other languages, guides for people with a disability and for children with autism. For more information and to download them, click here: 


The children's mental health charity, Place2Be, has a website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

  • Understanding sibling rivalry?
  • My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
  • My child has trouble going to sleep
  • My child says ‘I hate you!’
  • Cultural identity: who am I?



As part of their research Barnardos has developed a series of very short animations (approximately 60 seconds each) about different  aspects of child sexual abuse to help raise awareness.