What will school do?
If a member of staff is concerned that a child is at risk of suffering harm, they will report it to the senior members of staff responsible for child protection matters:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Annette Faithfull, Headteacher
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sian Phillips, Assistant Headteacher
- Governor with Safeguarding responsibility: Mr Giles Vigar, Foundation Governor
The senior member of staff will then prioritise the matter and contact Social Care. If the senior member of staff does have concerns about the child’s welfare, they must, by law, refer this on to a social worker.
When the child is referred, school must share all relevant information about the pupil.