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Safeguarding Team 2015/16
Working Together information leaflet
Happiness and belonging' are key elements in our school vision and making sure that
everyone in our school community is safe is a crucial part of achieving this. At
Fox Hill Primary we have a Safeguarding Team which can be viewed below. We regard
seeking to identify and overcome all barriers to learning as an important part of
the partnership between school and families. Information about our approach to pastoral
Staff in school, by law, have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse. It is a Department for Education requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection. In Sheffield, this member of staff is known as the Child Protection Liaison Officer and must have been in receipt of advanced safeguarding training.
As a school, we have close contacts with the School Health Service, Children's Services and the Police, any or all of who may become involved if abuse is suspected or alleged. The school has a responsibility to collate basic information such as who has parental responsibility for a child, and to pass this information to the relevant agencies if so requested. In the event of an investigation into possible child abuse, the school has a duty to cooperate with the investigating agencies to the best of their ability to promote the welfare of the child. Whilst the school will always attempt to work in partnership with parents and carers, and try to ensure that they are fully informed of, and participate in, any action concerning their child, if there is a conflict of interest; the welfare of the child must be the paramount consideration.
School takes very seriously the appointing of new staff and follows the 'Safer Recruitment' advice from the Local Authority. Our staff and volunteers are CRB checked to ensure all our pupils stay safe. Should you wish to discuss child protection and the safety of your child, or indeed, any other topic involving your child, please feel free to contact the safeguarding team.
Link to Sheffield Safeguarding Board
Keeping children safe leaflet
What to do leaflet