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.
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;
Mr. Horrigan Executive Principal
Mr. Pease Associate Principal
Mrs Searson Vice Principal
Mrs. Langton Child Protection & Safeguarding Manager
Mrs Leahy Safeguarding Governor
Copies of our our Policies can be found on the Policies page of this website.
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