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, Mr Woodworth deputises as child protection lead. In Mr Woodworth's absence, Mrs Walsh deputises as child protection lead. Naomi Snedker 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..
The following document is essential reading for staff and volunteers. All staff and volunteers should familiarise themselves with at least Part 1 of the guidance.
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.
Whistle Blowing Policy
The school has an agreed 'Whistleblowing Policy' for all staff. It can be viewed here.
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.
Regular staff training is important to ensure staff recognise possible signs and indicators that a girl is either at risk or has already undergone FGM.