A full Child Protection Policy can be viewed on the school website or requested at the school office.
Designated Teacher for Child Protection:
Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection:
Designated Governor for Child Protection:
It is a requirement of our Child Protection Policy that all parents are informed of the policy. Parents can access the full policy on the school website or from the school office.
The purpose of the procedures set out in the Child Protection Policy is to safeguard and protect our pupils by ensuring that every adult who works in our school – teachers, non-teaching staff and volunteers – has clear guidance on the action which is required where abuse or neglect of a child is suspected. All staff, both teaching and support staff, receive training annually in this area.
There are five main elements to our policy:
Referral Process in School
Where an instance of child abuse is disclosed the school will act in line with the Child Protection Policy. Miss Bacon, as designated teacher, will manage the implantation of procedures. In the designated teacher’s absence Mrs Parr and Miss Robinson will be responsible.
How a Parent Can Raise a Child Protection Concern
I have a concern about my/a child’s safety:
I can talk to the class teacher
If I am still concerned I can talk to the Principal – Mr. Bell
If I am still concerned I can talk or write to the representative person on the Board of Governors – Jane Stewart
At anytime, I can write or talk to:
The Gateway Team 02890507000
The Police 02890650222
The Out of hours duty social worker (Belfast Trust): 02890565444