Feeling Safe, Feeling Secure
“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The designated persons for Child Protection are Mr Triggs, Mrs Cromie and Mrs Gemma Rigby.”
Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Parent and carers should know that the law (Children Act 2006) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare. This includes risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Generally, the staff will seek to discuss any concerns with parents and carers, and where possible, seek their consent to a referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Schools will seek advice form Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents and carers will appreciate that the designated person for child protection was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.
St. Louis Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Mr Triggs, our Head Teacher is the school’s designated member of staff for child protection. Mrs Cromie and Mrs Rigby are the Deputy Designated Lead member of staff.
Class teachers, in consultation with the, Deputy Head and Head Teacher are all responsible for pastoral care.