Staying Safe - Parents

 

All children at the St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning can report concerns or worries to any member of staff. The safeguarding structure is listed below.

The Interim Principal is: Ms H Scott

The Chair of Governors is: Mr J Robson

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Mr G Harrison

The Safeguarding Officers are: Mrs J Woodward and Mrs B Smith

The nominated Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor is: Mrs G Shard

The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Principal is: Mr J Robson

 

The CCfL ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

 

The CCfL also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might 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 child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the CCfL will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the CCfL 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 CCfL follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

 

The CCfL will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.

 

The following notice is made available to all visitors in reception. In addition all visitors are

provided with additional safeguarding guidance.

 

“Our CCfL is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. We would expect you to also report to the Principal or Designated Safeguarding Lead any

behaviours of any adults working in the school that may concern you. By signing in on our Inventry system you are agreeing to follow the school’s safeguarding advice to visitors and where appropriate the code of conduct for staff and volunteers.”

 

Please find our Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Procedures within the Policy section of the website for more information.