Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to signs of abuse and neglect, and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection.
From time to time the school receives information from a variety of sources (children, parents or other adults) concerned with the protection of individual children from abuse. This information will always be dealt with as confidentially as possible and disseminated to appropriate personnel only.
Parents do need to be aware that whilst we will deal with such information with sensitivity, there are legal responsibilities laid upon the school to report actual allegations to Social Care or the Police and there are procedures we are expected to follow if suspicions are passed onto us. All of us, as adults, have to accept that it is the protection of the child who may be at some kind of risk which is the most paramount.
Further information can be gained by reading the school Child Protection Policy.