Safeguarding Pupils at Chadsgrove School
Chadsgrove believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or at risk of harm.
We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with Parents/Carers first - unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Deb Rattley
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Angela Macvie
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Lorraine Petersen
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis or more frequently if necessary.
Further Information for Parents and Carers
Parents may find the following web links useful if they want to seek further advice on issues that may be affecting their child:
Worcestershire Safeguarding Childrens Board –advice and guidance on safeguardging issues and how to register concerns about a child or young person that may need safeguarding.
Kooth.com – this is a site offering free, safe and confidential online counselling and guidance to pupils who may need support with anxieties and worries that they have.
MindEd – MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.
Thinkuknow.co.uk – offering advice and guidance to parents and pupils about safety in the online world.
NSPCC – The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
Childline – Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.