Child Protection and Safeguarding
Every school must have a Child Protection Policy - often referred to as the school's Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and well-being of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school's work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:
Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
Fully support the school's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.
If you have a concern about a child, particularly if you think s/he may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, it is your responsibility to share the information promptly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or the Deputy/ies who are Mr Baxter , the Headteacher, Mrs Simpson the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Doreen Darch, the Assistant Headteacher or Mrs Maxine Chapman, the Pastoral Leader.
If you're concerned that a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm, and you believe it requires urgent action, call the Police on 999.
Report concerns about a child's safety
Name: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Tel: 01202 735046
The Children's Social Care Out of Hours service is the emergency response service for any child who is in crisis, needs urgent help or is at serious risk of significant harm. Hours of operation are 5pm to 9am from Monday to Friday, all day Saturdays and Sundays and all bank holidays. Their phone number is 01202 738256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org