As part of our ‘duty of care’ to children, every school is required to refer their concerns to the Children’s Social Care Department. In general, we would seek to discuss these concerns with the family first and where possible, have agreement on making a referral. However, this will only be done where such discussion and agreement will not place a child at an increased risk of harm. This procedure is intended to protect children from abuse. When we refer a concern about a pupil to Social Care, we are not accusing the parents/carers of abuse, but requesting that further enquiries take place and that any necessary help and support is provided.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility - Please see policy section for all additional safeguarding policies
Please find below a copy of the Department of Education's key document 'Keeping Chidlren Safe in Education'.
If you have any worries about a child at our school, please speak to a Class Teacher or one of our 'Designated Members of Staff for Safeguarding'.
At our school, these are:
- Mrs C Coates Principal
- Dan Haynes Vice Principal
- Louise Aucott Safeguarding team
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