Child Protection

Parents play an important role in protecting their children from abuse. The school is required to consider the safety of the pupil and should a concern arise professional advice will be sought prior to contacting parents. Parents will be contacted, and the school will continue to work with the parents to support the needs of their child.
The school aims to help parents understand that the school, like all others, has a responsibility for the welfare of all pupils and has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. The school may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a pupil’s welfare.
The School’s Child Protection Policy is available from the school.
All parents and helpers working with our pupils must be CRB checked. Transport for swimming and sports matches will be either by hired coach or parents cars. (The school requests that parents who offer help with transport hold appropriate insurance cover and that cars are currently properly licensed and MoT’d). All children travelling in cars should wear seat belts; children under the age of 12 and under the height of 135cm need to use a booster seat, and if required, may need to be brought into school by parents. Only mini buses with seat belts and driven by appropriately qualified drivers are used.
To ensure the safety and welfare of children in our care, personal mobile phones are not permitted in the setting when in the presence of children. When staff or adult helpers are involved with outings, mobile phones may only be used to make or receive phone calls relating directly to ensuring the safety and well-being of the children.