Safeguarding Children & Child Protection
Safeguarding our children and young people is the responsibility of everyone and it is our number one priority.
The school has produced a Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy based the Government’s Department for Education guidelines and advice. Emphasis is placed upon protecting the child through established procedures that are known to all staff.
Staff have received regular training in the recognition of symptoms of abuse and in the procedures for the recording and reporting of incidents.
Thorough risk assessments and strong procedures ensure children are safe in school. Ofsted, 2016
The Head Teacher is the Designated Senior Lead member of staff responsible for the implementation of Child and Safeguarding Policy and Protection procedures.
There is also a named Governor and all members of the Senior Leadership Team are trained to be designated for child protection in the absence of the Head Teacher.
Where a child appears to demonstrate the outward signs of abuse, the Head Teacher is obliged to refer the matter to the Blackburn with Darwen’s Children’s Services Department.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The school’s single central record of employment checks, carried out to verify the suitability of all adults who work at the school, is exemplary. Staff are well trained in child protection. Ofsted, 2016
For further information and advice please see:
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - MASH
Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board - LSCB