The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) at Linden Primary are:
Lucy Collins - Head teacher
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) at Linden Primary are:
Sasha Davidson - Deputy Head teacher
Magda Reynolds - School Business Manager
Caroline Lee - Assistant Head teacher
Emma Brentley - Assistant Head teacher
Meg Jenkins - Inclusion Lead
Rozina Begum - Parent Support Advisor
Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of our pupils, and protecting them from harm is our prime concern at Linden Primary School.
Safeguarding encompasses issues such as child protection, pupil health and safety, online safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse.
Should you have any queries or wish to raise concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Mrs Eileen Pegram is the Safeguarding Governor at Linden Primary School. You can contact her through the Clerk to the Governors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an immediate concern about a child:
If you have any concerns because you think that a child might be being abused and you want to talk to someone, or ask someone to find out what is going on, you can talk to the Designated Safeguarding Leads in school. You should also contact the Gloucestershire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
- If you feel a child is at immediate risk call: 999
- Police: 101 if not an emergency
- Gloucestershire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01452 426565 (01452 614194 Emergency Duty Team available out of office hours)
- NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
- West Mercia Women’s Aid: 08007831359
- Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service: 01452 726570
You must share your concerns without delay
Online Safety is an integral part of children’s education. At Linden, we want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
It's important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat - is 13 years old. WhatsApp is 16 years old
- Do you know enough about the social network sites your child is using? Click here to find out about networking sites - the advantages and dangers.
- Is your child safe when using their mobile phone? Click here for information and advice.
Resources to help keep your child safe online
Information on the apps, games and social networks which are appropriate for children
Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
How to get advice and reporting problems online
Internet Matters: https://www.internetmatters.org/
Think U Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
UK Safer Internet: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
How to set up safety controls
Safety controls index: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Apple Parental controls: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304
Android Parental Controls: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/smartphones-and-other-devices/android-tablet/
Internet Matters Parental Control Guides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16Jrp6wNFwKjtdAye2mRis1PpTnbs8CcP/view