COLESHILL CHURCH OF ENGLAND INFANT SCHOOL
‘Let your light shine’
At Coleshill CE Infant School, the happiness, health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. Our aim is for our children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We aim to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential. We listen to our pupils and take what they tell us seriously. Safeguarding pupils is the prime responsibility of every member of school staff.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment procedures includes checks on the suitability of staff and volunteers, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council and in line with current legislation.
Occasions do arise when our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when significant concerns are raised regarding the protection of a child. On very rare occasions Social Care, while undertaking an investigation under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to talk to a child without parents' knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies. This course of action would only be considered where a child was at immediate risk and/or gaining consent at this point may increase the level of risk to a child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
- Ofsted Definition of Safeguarding.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It includes a wide range of issues relating to pupil’s welfare, health and safety.” (Briefing for Section 5 Inspectors on Safeguarding Children, Ofsted April 2015)
We are aware that child protection and safeguarding are fundamental to the welfare of all children in our care. The safeguarding policy, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the wider safeguarding policies as listed within the safeguarding policy.
All policies will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Governing Body which has responsibility for oversight of school safeguarding and child protection systems. The Head Teacher will ensure regular reporting on safeguarding activity and systems in school to the Governing Body. The Governing Body will not receive details of individual pupil situations or identifying features of families as part of their oversight responsibility.