The child’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our school will establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children at our school will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff at our school plays a particularly important role as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.
Any parent who is concerned about the safety of a child should take action. There are a number of actions that can be taken:
- raise your concerns with a member of staff, such as the class teacher or teaching assistant.
- raise your concerns with Mr Barnett, who as Headteacher is the designated safeguarding lead. He can be contacted in person or by telephone on 01709 710033.
- you can telephone the police to discuss your concerns on the non-emergency number: 101 (or 0114 2196905).
- if it is an emergency situation, dial 999 or 112
Please download the document "Worried a child is being abused?" below for further information.
The school's Safeguarding Policy is also available to download.
Where can I find further information
Rotherham Council have a very informative website with further information for parents, schools and the wider community. It can be found at www.rotherham.gov.uk/safeguarding/ .
Also, they provide a Safeguarding Board Manual that can be accessed at http://rotherhamscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/contents.html#specific or follow the link below.
In addition, organisations such as the NSPCC also provide a wealth of information which can be found at http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ .
The links for both these sites are below.