The Child Protection Co-ordinator and Designated Safeguarding Lead at school is Mr Clark.
The Deputy Child Protection Co-ordinator is Mr Smith.
Should any visitor, parent or member of staff have any concerns regarding a child, or if a child makes a disclosure to them, they should speak to Mr. Clark or Mr. Smith directly.
In the absence of Mr Clark or Mr Smith, another member of the Senior Leadership Team should be contacted. (Mrs Fieldhouse -Deputy Head or Mrs Robinson-SENCO).
Alternatively, a disclosure form can be obtained from reception, completed and put in a sealed envelope for Mr. Clark's attention. You should always follow up your discussion by filling in a 'Record of Concern' form.
We ask all adults who come into contact with children to be approachable and to listen. We remind them not to ask the child 'leading questions', but to record what they have been told accurately and carefully.
Adults must refer any disclosure or concern to the designated child protection officer, so we remind them to tell the child that what they are saying is confidential but not a 'private' conversation. This is so that the adult can speak to the designated child protection officer without breaking the child's trust and confidence in them.
Any adult can contact the ERYC Early Help and Support Hub if they have any safeguarding concerns regarding any child or family, whether this be in or out of school time. They are contactable on (01482) 395500 or by visiting their website at www.erscb.org.uk
If an adult has a concern about a member of staff, this should be referred to the Headteacher. If the concern is about the Headteacher, it should be brought to the attention of the Chair of Governors, contactable via the school office.
Further information on our child protection and safeguarding arrangements can be found under the 'Policies' tab and also by following the links below.