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Child Safety / Child Protection Policy

All educational establishments and services must take positive steps to help children protect themselves by ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum and should have in place a curriculum that ensures that children have a clear understanding of the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour on the part of another person, no matter who.

The health and personal safety programme for your child's establishment will be fully discussed with you on a regular basis.

Schools, establishments and services must create and maintain a positive ethos and climate which actively promotes child welfare and a safe environment by:
  • ensuring that children are respected and listened to
  • ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum
  • ensuring that staff are well aware of child protection issues and procedures
  • establishing and maintaining close working relationships and arrangements with all other agencies to make sure that professionals collaborate effectively in protecting children
Should any member of staff have concerns regarding the welfare or safety of any child they must report these concerns to the head of establishment The head, or the person deputising for the head, after judging that there may be grounds for concern regarding the welfare or safety of any pupil must then immediately advise the duty senior social worker at the local social work services area office of the circumstances.

Copies of the departmental guidelines (Management Circular 57) are available from the Headteacher on request.
Safety and Security


In the interests of all pupils and staff safety all visitors must report to the School Office.

Visitors should sign the Visitors` Book and wear a Visitors` Badge if they are moving around the school.

This protects the safety of all visitors in the event of an emergency and identifies them to other school users.

No direct approach should be made to Classrooms as this is very disruptive to pupils` learning.

Parents wishing to speak with the Class Teacher will be able to do so by appointment.