Catherine Junior School

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Safeguarding

 

Catherine Junior School is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of all pupils and staff. In order to do this we ensure that all safeguarding procedures are in place. That the designated person for child protection {the Headteacher} and the deputy designated person {the Deputy Headteacher} are regularly trained in all relevant areas of child protection procedures.

As parents/carers you need to know that the Children’s Act 1989 and 2004, Keeping Children Safe in Education(2015) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)  requires all staff to pass on information which raises concerns that a child may be at risk from non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse.

This procedure is intended to protect children and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that where there are grounds for concern it is better to be over cautious than risk a child’s safety.  We therefore have an unavoidable duty to contact Social Services.

Occasionally, this duty on the Headteacher means we risk upsetting some parents by reporting a concern which, on investigation, proves to be unfounded.  In these circumstances, it is hoped that parents/carers will appreciate how difficult it is for schools to carry out this delicate responsibility, and accept that the Headteacher was acting in good faith and had to take steps in the best interest of the children.

All staff have received training in child protection and are aware that in the event of an allegation about the Headteacher that the Chair of Governors is contacted immediately.

The Headteacher  has been trained in safer recruitment.

If you have any concerns please ask to speak to Miss J Nurse.

Telephone no: 0116 2625896

E:mail: office@catherine-jun.leicester.sch.uk