LDST Safeguarding Statement
We remain clear that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone. Safeguarding children requires a child centred approach where everyone always acts in the best interests of the child. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. We are committed to working with children and families, ensuring they receive the right help at the right time. We recognise that schools play a vital part in the wider safeguarding system for children and are therefore committed to effective partnership working with other agencies. We believe that central to safeguarding children is listening to their voice and lived experiences and being outcome focussed.
The Trust aims to provide a caring, positive, safe, and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical, and moral development of the individual child, and strives to make sure that every child in the Trust feels secure, respected, well cared for and able to reach their full potential. We promote a culture that encourages children to talk openly and have confidence that they will be listened to. We are also committed to providing a curriculum which teaches children about safeguarding so that they grow up living happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.