This Policy and Procedure reflects the new statutory guidance of part one from ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2016). This policy and its procedures do not form part of the contract of employment; however, they apply to all full and part time employees of the school, including those employed on temporary or fixed-term contracts. Volunteers and contractors who offer their services to the school and parents will be made aware of this document (see Appendices 1 and 2).
The school’s Policy and Procedures will apply at all times when the school is providing services or activities directly under the management of St Gregory’s RC Primary school staff. This Policy and Procedure will be reviewed annually and may be amended from time to time. Should any deficiencies or weaknesses in Child Protection arrangements become apparent, these will be remedied without delay and maybe changed before the annual date.
Purpose and Principles
St Gregory’s RC Primary School will strive to ensure that all pupils remain safe and free from harm and are committed to playing a full and active part in the Multi-Agency response to Child Protection concerns. It is recognised that Schools and Colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children. The purpose of this document is to ensure that all staff are aware of the arrangements that St Gregory’s RC Primary school have in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. It provides guidance to help staff who may have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, and sets out the school’s position in relation to all aspects of the Safeguarding and Child Protection processes.