SAFEGUARDING

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School gives the highest importance to the safeguarding and welfare of children. The governors, Headteacher and staff will carry out their responsibilities efficiently, effectively and diligently to ensure that this school is a safe learning environment for children.

AIMS:

  1. 1.To create a learning environment for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  2. 2.To put into place recruitment procedures that safeguards and promotes the welfare of children.
  3. 3.To make efficient arrangements for checks on new staff and volunteers.
  4. 4.To ensure that others who employ or supply staff have efficient arrangements for checks on staff.
  5. 5.To verify the authenticity of the qualifications of staff.
  6. 6.To check and verify the identity of staff.

CHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES

Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be suffering ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow the ‘Local Authority Child Protection Procedures: Caring for children’ – and inform the Social Services Department of their concerns.

The Head Teacher has a duty to call a Family Support Meeting with the parents/carers and other involved professionals if she has concerns about the pupil’s welfare and safety.

 

CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU (CRB)

 The CRB is responsible for checks on staff and other adults working with children. New staff and volunteers working in school are required to undergo an enhanced CRB check. This involves filling in a comprehensive form, which is sent off to the CRB. A certificate is then allocated to the member of staff/volunteer if a clear check is made. This process is to ensure the safety of the children in school.

Approved by the Staff and Governors Click here to view The Safeguarding Practices