Safeguarding & Child Protection

Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff at the school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to Social Care via the Cambridgeshire Direct Contact Centre (Designated Person for Child Protection to refer).

This policy sets out how the school’s governing body discharges its statutory responsibilities
relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school. Our
policy applies to all staff, paid and unpaid, working in the school including governors. Teaching
assistants, mid-day supervisors, secretaries as well as teachers can be the first point of disclosure for a child.

Concerned parents/carers may also contact the school and its governors.

It is consistent with the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures.
There are four main elements to our policy:

  • PREVENTION through the teaching and pastoral support offered to pupils and the creation and
  • maintenance of a whole school protective ethos
  • PROCEDURES for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. The definitions
  • of the four categories of abuse are attached (see Appendix A)
  • SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN those who may have been abused or witnessed
  • violence towards others.