It is the duty of all in school to ensure the safety of all children.  If, after due consideration, the Headteacher feels that any case needs to be reported to Social Care it will be reported. This is done not to judge individuals but to protect children at times when they may be at their most vulnerable.  In cases where children are alleged to have done something this system serves to protect and help them too.

At LCPS, children are all encouraged to tell a trusted adult of anything they feel is wrong, we are proud to say we act quickly and professionally, however hard this may be. Designated Safeguarding leads are Mrs Knibbs and Mrs Peasgood.  If anyone has any concerns about the safety of a child or adult connected with our school they must speak to one of  them.

Please click below for LPA Safeguarding Flowchart 

                                              Safeguarding Flowchart

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children requires effective coordination in every local area. For this reason, the Children Act 2004 requires each Local  Authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).  The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards have a specific responsibility for developing policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including the action to be taken where there are concerns about a child’s safety or welfare and thresholds for intervention.

The purpose of the safeguarding children procedures and who should read them:

The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Procedures set out how  organisations and individuals in Derby and Derbyshire should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. These procedures are consistent with Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfES 2006) and other related legislation and guidance.

Safeguarding and promoting includes:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development; and
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care which is undertaken so as to enable children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

We at LCPS follow this guidance rigorously to do the best we can to ensure young people and adults at LCPS are safe.

This message is from the Staff and Governors at LCPS

Safeguarding email address –

Please see link below for more information of the ‘Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board’ procedures and policies.


Please see link below for more information of the ‘Derby Safeguarding Children Board’ procedures and policies.

Contact Us

Lakeside Primary Academy
London Road
DE24 8UY
Telephone: 01332 571485


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