In order to ensure the safety of all children in our care, we are required to follow the Child Protection Procedures as agreed by the Local Education Authority. We will endeavour to share with parents/guardians any concerns we may have regarding any injuries noted or other specific issues regarding the welfare of their child. We will keep a record of any concerns raised and will share them with the parents/guardians if it is appropriate to do so.
We do have a duty to refer to Social Care if we suspect a child is at risk of significant harm. If we make a referral to Social Care we will inform the parents/guardians concerned; unless to do so would place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Our first concern will always be the welfare of the child. We will also advise the designated officer of the Local Education Authority that a referral has been made.
We have a copy of the Swindon Child Protection Procedures and Guidance in the office if you wish to see it.
As part of our policies and procedures to ensure that we can keep your child safe we are introducing our child collection procedure. If you, the parent or guardian, are not collecting your child from school, then whoever you have given permission to will need to give a code word to the class teacher. The code word will also be needed if a supply teacher is dismissing children as they will not know who the child’s parents/guardians are.
You will choose the code word. It can be anything from a colour to a name to an animal or even a film. Just make sure it’s something you will remember.
As a parent you may be worried about how extremism and radicalisation might affect your child.
Educate Against Hate Website
Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups use them to recruit young people. There is a website where you will find information to help parents, teachers and school leaders to understand the issues and protect children in our community.
Click on the image below to open educate against hate website.