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Safeguarding at Ledbury Primary School

At Ledbury Primary School, we believe that a caring school promotes the welfare, health, safety and guidance of every child. We recognise our statutory duty and pastoral duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils.

Welcome to the LPS Support Team for children and families

Life can be confusing and troubling at times for children, as well as for parents and extended family.  This in turn can affect how children learn and behave in school.  Sometimes it helps to have someone you can trust to talk to, someone who will support and listen to you and help you to work things out.  That's what we hope we can offer the children and families who attend Ledbury Primary School, as well as lots of fun, laughter and play!

We strive to find ways to engage all our pupils, building trust and better communication between school and families.  We hope you will find us friendly and approachable so that if you are worried about your child or a difficult situation in your family you can contact us for support.

If you have any questions we would be happy to meet you at school or ring on 01531 632940.

                                      LPS Support team for children and families



Mrs Carol Merryman is our family support team leader.  She organises a team of staff to deliver ELSA programmes, counselling and group support activities for students and their families who may need Early Support.  Do contact her on: if you, your child or family would benefit from extra support with your well-being.

If you are looking for some online parenting advice 'Parent Info' provides up to date, expert information for parents on a range of concerns they may have about children and young people.

Parent Info’s content can be adapted for use in a variety of ways including: as advice for parents and carers; to explain the PSHE curriculum; or as a pointer to policies or guide to parents if issues arise.

Parents can find out more about and sign up to Parent Info at




Ofsted June 2023

At Ledbury Primary School, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Kate Mason and she is supported by Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads who are Rachel Ussher, Carol Merryman and Susan Box.



Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads at Ledbury Primary School

It is the responsibility of the DSL to ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and referred to the appropriate agency quickly to ensure that necessary actions are taken to promote children’s welfare. It is also their responsibility to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained to an appropriate level and are confident in sharing concerns they have with the Lead Designated Person.  This training takes place each year.

If you need to report a concern, click below.

There are a number of useful policies that help to explain our Safeguarding procedures. They can be found on our policy page include:

* Safeguarding and Child Protection policy

* Anti-bullying policy

* Behaviour policy


For any paper copies requests for any of the documents on the website free of charge, please contact the school office.