Writhlington School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection. Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.
There are five main elements to our policy:
The Designated Safeguard Lead for Child Protection is Mrs Clare England who will be able to help if you have specific questions about the school’s approach to Child Protection.
If we are concerned that your child may be at risk of abuse or neglect we must follow the procedures in our child protection policy.
In almost all circumstances we will talk to you about our concerns and we will also tell you if we feel we must refer our concerns to children’s social care. We will ask your consent to make a referral, but in some circumstances we may need to make the referral against your wishes. We will only do this if we genuinely believe that this is the best way to protect your child, and the fact that you did not consent to the referral will be recorded.