Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
Child Protection is an important subject in which all staff receive regular training. Our priority is to work with parents but there may be times when we have to involve other people. Everybody has a responsibility to keep all children under the age of 18 safe.
Uplands Infant School has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it may have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral.
However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
Information Leaflet for ParentsSafeguarding Leaflet for Parents