Safeguarding

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 Parents 

Safeguarding Leaflet for Parents

 

 

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

We update our Safeguarding & Child Protection on an annual basis which is approved at a full governing body meeting. The latest policy that applies can be found below. The next review will take place in the autumn term of 2018.

Child Protection 2017-2018 inc Whistleblowing & Managing Allegations Against Staff