It is important that parents are aware of the responsibility placed on the school, by the relevant authorities, to report any concerns about the safety or well-being of children to Social Services. This responsibility ensures that children are safe and protected from any potential harm.
The procedure for reporting concerns is prescribed and the school has very clear guidelines which must be observed. This is a delicate and sensitive procedure and runs the risk of upsetting families if a reported concern, upon investigation proves unfounded. In such circumstances it is hoped that parents appreciate that the school was acting in good faith with the best interests of the child in mind.
The school has four designated members of staff who are responsible for training and ensuring all staff are aware of their obligation. We have an agreed Child Protection Policy which is designed to give clear guidance to staff. A copy of this Policy is available on request.
All staff, voluntary helpers and work experience students undergo an enhanced DBS check.