Understand How to Set Up a Home Based Childcare Service Essay

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Sarah Bonnell School Child Protection Policy March 2012
Issued: April 2012 Last Updated: March 2012 Co-ordinators: Sarah Jacobs and Pat Andrews Governors: This policy is communicated to: • Governors via Curriculum Committee and Full Governing Body Meeting • Staff through the Virtual Staff Handbook in the MLE. • Parents/Carers with parental responsibility via school website • Students verbally by all staff inside and outside the classroom, classroom display and Student Planners.


MARCH 2012

1. Introduction  The governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the school makes, in partnership with other local agencies, to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have
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Keeping a record of concerns about a child even if there is no need to make an immediate referral. Ensuring that all such records are kept confidentially and securely and are separate from student records. Ensuring that an indication of further record-keeping is marked on the student records. Ensuring that any student currently on a Safeguarding Child Protection Plan, who is absent without explanation for two days, that the designated member of staff contact and inform the CYPS- allocated Social Worker.

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4. Supporting Children We recognise that the school may provide the only stability in the lives of children who have been abused or who are at risk of harm. Our school will support all students by:      Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying. Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school. Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of children. Notifying CYPS as soon as there is a significant concern. Providing continuing support to a student about whom there have been concerns who leaves the school by ensuring that appropriate information is forwarded under confidential cover to the student’s new school.

5. Confidentiality   We recognise that all matters relating to child protection are confidential. The Headteacher or designated

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