We are a Safeguarding School which is committed to promoting the welfare of children.
Child Protection Policy Sept '17
At this school, the health,
safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to
our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to
enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with
you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive
To promote a safe
environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all
checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including DBS checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance
with current legislation.
In accordance with our
responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, we have a
Designated Person for Child Protection (Mrs Sarah Morgan) who is a member of
the senior management team, and has received appropriate training for this
role. It is their responsibility to
ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection
awareness training on a regular basis.
There are occasions that our concern about a child
may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in
partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are
raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst
undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to
speak to a child without parents’ knowledge.
This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and
would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase
the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid
down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a
Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to
know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Mrs Morgan or
your child’s class teacher: our Policy can be found on the link above.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Morgan 01628 483031
Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead: Charlotte Briffa
Nominated Governor: Sharon Simpkins
Chair of Governors: Sean Collins