‘Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.’
We use a scheme called "Protective Behaviours" to teach the children about keeping safe.
Follow the links below for some very useful resources designed to assist you when talking to your child about keeping safe.
Websites for family support during the National Lockdown:
CHILD ABUSE DOES HAPPEN HERE - PLEASE NOTICE THINGS !
The members of staff who are the Designated Leads for Safeguarding are:
Michele Wall (Head teacher)
Tracey Preece (Deputy Head teacher).
Julie Babbs (Learning Support and Pupil Wellbeing Coordinator)
Emma Davison (Assistant Headteacher)
Catherine Brown (Leader of Teaching and Learning).
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is:
Warwickshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a team made up of different agencies and partners working together to keep children and young people safeguarded from harm, receiving the services they need at the right time, effectively and efficiently.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or young person please call the MASH:
8.30am -5.00pm Friday
In an emergency outside of these hours telephone:
The Social Care Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01926 886922