Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
(Keeping Children Safe in Education – DfE, 2018)
Our children’s safety and welfare is our priority. We have a variety of policies and procedures in school to help us keep children safe. These policies and procedures follow locally agreed guidelines laid down by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB).
In school we have trained designated safeguarding officers, they are:-
Our school safeguarding Governor is Mrs S. Lawrence.
If you have any concerns about a child’s safety or welfare please speak to one of the above staff members.
Listen/ observe carefully
Record what you have seen or heard as accurately as possible
Report your concerns
Ask leading questions
Anyone can report a concern to the correct authority by calling Essex Social Care team on 0345 603 7627
Further information available via this link http://www.escb.co.uk/