Safeguarding is of paramount importance at this school and we have a range of policies and procedures to ensure the safety of your children at all times.
All adults - whether staff, governors, volunteers or parent helpers, are all required to complete a DBS check prior to starting work with us. If you volunteer to help in school, working alongside our children, don't be surprised when you are told that you will need to complete a DBS check and have an interview with the Headteacher before you can start!
As a school, we recognise the important role that the whole community plays in promoting the health, safety and well-being of all our children. In view of our relationships with children and their families, staff need to be particularly alert to any signs of possible abuse or neglect. They have a legal duty to pass on any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Craig Roberts - Headteacher), or the Deputy DSLs (Emma Haigh, Vicky Lawton, and Caitlin Ashton). These concerns must be reported to the appropriate agency. The school does not have any role to play in an investigation of child protection issues. However, it must co-operate with a range of agencies in any investigation or monitoring. There are clear systems to follow in these instances.
Please refer to our school safeguarding policy for more information.
If you have any questions about safeguarding in school, please speak to Miss Proctor or Mr Roberts.
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