This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All people in the school community have a responsibility to act on any concerns that they have about a child’s wellbeing. If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concerns and any observations or conversation heard. This must be reported as soon as possible on the same day.
Record of Concern forms are available from Reception. Please complete this form and ensure that it is passed to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or any Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) immediately. If you are not able to collect a form please ensure that full details are recorded including the date, time, child’s name, your name and a factual account of what was said or observed.
Do NOT conduct your own investigation. Keep all concerns or information confidential. You might be concerned if:
- You see an injury
- Another person expresses concerns
- Something else raises concerns or worries
- A student tells you something
If a student tells you something that needs to be passed on:
- Promise confidentiality not secrecy
- Reassure the child that they have done the right thing
- Listen but do not ask leading questions
- Record and pass on your concerns
Your help in supporting our safeguarding work is appreciated by the school and most importantly by the children and young people.