It may be helpful for parents to know that the law requires all academy staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent and where possible seek their consent to a referral to social services. This procedure is intended to protect children and ensure their safety at all times. Where reports are made, it is hoped that parents will appreciate that the Headteacher will always be acting in what is believed to be the child’s best interest.
Miss Garner, Mrs Willett and Mrs Shepherd are Designated Safeguarding Officers.
If you have concerns outside of school, and you believe a child is in immediate danger, you should call 999.
If you wish to discuss your concerns, you can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or www.nspcc.org.uk.