St Hilda’s CE (VA) Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2016) places the following statutory duties on all schools:
Schools should be aware of and follow the procedures issued by Bury Safeguarding Children Board.
Staff should be vigilant to signs of abuse and to whom they should report any concerns on to.
Schools should have procedures in place which are disseminated to all staff for handling suspected or actual cases of abuse of pupils, including procedures to be followed in the case of allegations against persons in a position of trust.
Every school should have a Designated Senior Person who is a member of the senior management team and responsible for coordinating safeguarding/child protection work within the school and liaising with other agencies as appropriate.
Staff with designated responsibility for safeguarding and child protection should receive appropriate single agency and multi-agency training approved by BSCB at least every two years.
All other staff in school should receive training to raise their awareness of signs and symptoms of suspected or actual abuse and the procedures they should follow at least every three years.
That all schools and FE colleges should share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.