In the interest of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult other agencies without a parent’s prior knowledge. The school’s first concern is the child’s welfare and the school has a duty to act to protect the child at all times. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social services and/or the police.
We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances, but we can only assure you that we have a legal duty and responsibility to follow the procedures laid down by the Coventry Safeguarding Board, a copy of which is available in school, as is our own policy.
Designated Safeguarding Officers:
Mrs Harrison – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Robinson – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
St Christopher Primary School – Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy