Child Protection

Everyone who works or volunteers in school has a duty to keep children safe and to inform the child protection lead (Mr Winterburn) if they have any concerns about the welfare of a child. In Mr Winterburn's absence, Miss Lock deputises as CP lead. Mr Waldron is our governor for child protection and can be contacted via the school.

The documents and links below have been assembled to enable staff and volunteers to exercise their duties in relation to child protection.

Safeguarding Documents

The following document is essential reading for staff. All staff and volunteers should familiarise themselves with at least Part 1 of the guidance.

 

Keeping children safe in education - full document (September 2016)

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (March 2015)

NSPCC Helpline

Net Aware

This website, run by the NSPCC, provides information about the ever expanding world of apps and social media which children may encounter. If you are confused by some of the terminology or unsure of the risk or age-appropriateness of certain apps, this site is an invaluable reference tool.

South West Child Protection Procedures

The South West Child Protection Procedures can be viewed via the website below:

The Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty applies to all schools and childcare providers. It sets out the legal duty these organisations have to give, 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.

The following resources and publications, in conjunction with CPD and mentoring, will provide staff with a clear overview of how to exercise their duty.

 

The Prevent Duty - Departmental Advice - June 2015

Channel General Awareness - online training

Whistleblowing Policy

The school has an agreed 'Whistleblowing Policy' for all staff. It can be viewed below.

Whistleblowling Policy - January 2015

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? You can make a report to one of CEOP's experienced Child Protection Advisors by clicking the link below.