Safeguarding and Child Protection
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests or a child is at significant risk or in immediate danger.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
- pupils’ health and safety
- the use of reasonable force
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- providing first aid
- educational visits
- intimate care
- internet/online or e-safety
- other harassment and discrimination, including racism
- appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context
- recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site
- physical security of the school site
The Headteacher – Mrs Claire Lee (Deputy DSL) – should be contacted in her absence
If you have concerns about a child, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and/or to make a referral:
- During office hours (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday) call Children’s Social Services Initial Contact Point on 01274 437500
- At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 01274 431010
If you have a safeguarding concern about an adult in school, please contact the Headteacher. If you have a safeguarding concern about the Headteacher, please contact Miss Christine Smith (Chair of Governors) at: email@example.com
NSPCC Guide to leaving your child home alone.
Please click here to access the guide as this is a common query parents have.