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Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

The school’s Designated Lead for Child Protection is Mr Derek Sutherland, Executive Headteacher

The Governor responsible for Child Protection is: Mrs Irene Shanks.

 

In the absence of the Executive Head teacher, Mrs. Debbie Feehan, Head of school is responsible for Child Protection and then Mrs Sylvia Klays.

 

Rationale

St Aelred’s Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and sees the protection of the children in its care as one of its major priorities and responsibilities. 

 

The school recognises its legal duty to work in partnership with other agencies under the direction of the local Safeguarding Children’s Board, in protecting children from significant harm[1] and responding to abuse.

 

We recognise that because of the day to day contact with children, members of our school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.

 

Our policy applies to all adults working in our school.
 

 

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