Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
- pupils’ health and safety
- the use of reasonable force
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- providing first aid
- educational visits
- intimate care
- internet or e-safety
- appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.
Our Designated Child Protection Leads are:
- Mrs Rachael Williams Acting Executive Headteacher
- Mrs Vicky Baillie Lead Teacher
- Mrs Karen Shaw
What to do if you think a child is being harmed or is at risk.
If you think a child or young person is being harmed then you must contact Children Services and tell them your concerns.
You can also speak to:
Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board – Initial contact team 0345 678 9021
Protecting vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) 0300 333 3000
NSPCC 0800 800 5000 or online at www.nspcc.org.uk
Child line 0800 1111