At Lincoln Carlton Academy we are committed to supporting children and families in all areas of their lives.

At Lincoln Carlton Academy, safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone. Emily Burford is the Pastoral Assistant Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Becky Malam is the Deputy Designated Lead (DDSL) which means that they are your first port of call for any worries that you have around the pastoral needs or safeguarding of your child.

All staff know that it is their responsibility to promote the welfare of the children within our care and they know how to report any concerns that they have. Identifying any worries or concerns at an early stage is key so that intervention can be implemented at the earliest opportunity. Our priority is to ensure that children feel happy and safe, that their needs are being met both at home and school and that children know who to talk to if they feel worried about something. The same can be said for the families within our community. We want everyone to flourish and be the best that they can be. At the heart of this is our relationships with our children in school. We ensure that we get to know them by finding out what makes them laugh, what they are good at as well as what helps them when they are sad or unsure. This is also the same for our families. Through open and honest conversations, we can find out what works well for your family as well as finding out if anything needs to change. Emily and Becky work closely with Ruth Clark who is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) in school. As a team we ensure that any pastoral support (for example, for a mental health need or a bereavement) is tailored to the needs of the child. We hope that any support that is implemented supports the child to feel secure and ready for the challenges that each day brings.

We believe that safeguarding in school, our pastoral support, our Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education and our promotion of mental health will enable your child to make progress and excel in their future school journey.

If you have any pastoral or safeguarding concerns regarding your child, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our school enquiries email and we will endeavour to get back to you at our earliest opportunity and help you to access the most suitable support available.