Child Protection

All Child Protection concerns need to be acted on immediately. If you are concerned that a child may be at risk or is actually suffering abuse, you should tell one of the Designated Safeguarding Officers at our school. These are:

  • Hannah Bennett (Head Teacher)
  • Meshelle Headley (Safeguarding Officer & Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Nicola Bowyer (Safeguarding Officer, Deputy Preschool Assistant, After school Club Leader)

All Adults, including the designated safeguarding officers, have a duty of care by law to refer all known or suspected cases of abuse to the relevant agency including social services or the police.

Where a disclosure is made to a visiting staff member from a different agency, it is the responsibility of that agency staff to formally report the referral to the School’s Designated Officer in the first instance. Where the disclosure is made by a child attending a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) or alternative provision, the referral should be recorded and referred to the On-Site Senior Designated Person and a formal notification made to the school’s safeguarding officer where the child is on role for information or appropriate action to be taken. Any records made should be kept securely (locked) on the Child’s main school/child Protection file.