Our Designated Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Mrs Warrington
Our Back-up Designated Senior Leaders are Mrs Hewitt, Miss Johnson and Mrs Barron
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs B Trainor
‘The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to identify risky, unsafe or problematic situations, how and when to seek help, how to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carers of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school can in certain circumstances share information without the consent of the family and may be advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter or make enquires. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.’
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (DFE 2023)
If any parent, member of staff or governor has a child protection or safeguarding query, the designated person to speak to is Mrs AM Warrington, Deputy Head Teacher. In the absence of Mrs Warrington, the Assistant Headteacher, Mrs S Hewitt; the Early Years Leader, Miss M Johnson, or Executive Headteacher Mrs A Barron.