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Safeguarding Statement

2016 – 2017

Parwich Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the member of staff who is trained as a “Designated Child Protection Officer or DCPO” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.

The DCPO at school is Mrs F. P. Tomblin (Headteacher)

Cause for Concern

All staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the Designated Child Protection Officer using a written pro-forma which is available in the staff handbook. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible where appropriate, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children “disclosing” concerns.

Staff Safeguarding Guidance and Training informs all of the following

  • Procedures to safeguard children and young people.
  • Awareness-raising about abuse in order to overcome barriers to children and young people reporting their concerns.
  • Helping adults recognise the signs and indicators that might give rise to concern.
  • How to respond to concerns about abuse of children and young people.
  • How to respond to children and young people making an allegation of abuse.
  • Ways in which adults can raise concerns about unacceptable behaviour by other adults.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found on the school website ‘Our School’ ‘Policies’ or a hard copy is available from school; please contact the school office (a small fee is required to cover photocopying costs).

Also available on this site is parental and pupil guidance with regards to safer internet use; please make use of the links.

Safeguarding Guidance

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016
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