Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our school’s first responsibility is to keep children safe. If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child in our care, please contact Claire Hearn, Child Welfare Lead on 01322 433290 or at chearn@lessnessheath.bexley.sch.uk .

If a child is in immediate danger you should always call 999.

Safeguarding Team

  • Miss Bolton, Head
  • Mrs Davidson, Deputy Head
  • Mrs Hearn, Child Welfare Lead
  • Mrs Freeman, Inclusion Lead
  • Mrs Cross, Assistant Head Teacher
  • Mr Jackson, Assistant Head Teacher

IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD

If you want to talk to a social worker, you can contact Bexley Children’s Services Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at the number below. If you are concerned that by calling you may be put in a difficult position, you can make a referral anonymously

Telephone:

  • Daytime hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) 020 3045 5440.
  • Out of hours (5pm to 9am Monday to Friday and 24 hour cover at weekends) 020 8303 7777 or 020 8303 7171.

Secure email: childrenssocialcare.admin@bexley.gov.uk

Registered Sex Offenders

Any person who attends Lessness Heath Primary School premises who is required to register with police under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 must notify Claire Hearn, DSL.  They will also be required to participate in a risk assessment and a subsequent written agreement.

Risk Assessment : This is a confidential document which will be shared with MAPPA and the Safeguarding Team only.  This assessment is completed with two members of the safeguarding team.  Risk Assessments are reviewed annually, unless further information is disclosed, to establish any change of details such as address,  further offences and/or removal from the sex offenders’ register.

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
Written Agreement – This will be drawn up following the completed risk assessment.

Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe In Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.