Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
This School fully recognises its responsibility to safeguard & promote the welfare of children at our school.
The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the guidance they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.
We recognise that children have a right to feel secure and cannot learn effectively unless they do so. Parents, carers and other people can harm children either by direct acts or failure to provide proper care or both. Children may suffer neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse or a combination of such types of abuse. All children have a right to be protected from abuse. Whilst the school will work openly with parents as far as possible, the school reserves the right to contact Children’s Social Care or the Police, without notifying parents if this is in the child’s best interests.
These procedures apply to all staff, governors & volunteers working in the school. The aim of our procedures is to prevent children being abused & to safeguard & promote the welfare of pupils at this school in the following ways:-
This school recognises that because of their day to day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The school will therefore:-
In this school the CPLOs are Sharon Chinnappa and Penny Broadhurst They will:
All adults are required to be aware of and alert to the signs of abuse.
As a school we will educate and encourage pupils to Keep Safe through:
As a school, we review this policy annually in line with Hampshire Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures and the following Local Authority procedures and DCSF guidance.
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010)
Safeguarding Our Children - 4LSCB Procedures (2007)
Safeguarding Children & Safer Recruitment in Education ( DCSF 2007)
Child Protection - Dealing with Allegations against, and concerns about Staff ( HCC 2006)
Guidance for Safer Working practices for Adults who Work with Children & Young People (2007)
What to do if you are Worried a Child is Being Abused ( HM Govt. 2006)
Date Approved by Governing Body: 27th March 2017