Our culture encourages children to talk about their feelings and emotions as part of equipping them with the skills needed to keep them safe. Tansley Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. All adults who work in the school receive regular child protection training. The aim of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is to safeguard and promote our pupils' welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils' welfare is of paramount importance.
Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. When a school refers a concern about a pupil, it is not accusing the parents of wrong doing but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead is obliged to follow the Child Protection Procedures established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board and inform the Social Care of the concern.
There is a lot of information about child protection. Some of the Key documents that we use to keep our children safe can be found here.
If you are worried or concerned about yourself or someone you know please talk to Mrs Barker, the designated safeguarding lead. You will be asked to write down what your concerns are, what you have seen or what you have heard. It is also important to remember that it is not your responsibility to investigate suspected cases of abuse, only to report them to the designated safeguarding lead.
It may be that whilst visiting this school you observe a member of staff or adult working with children and you may be concerned about their interaction with children. You may over-hear something or observe something which makes you feel uncomfortable. It is important that you report these concerns to the Headteacher as soon as possible, but ultimately before you leave the school site.
If your concerns are about the Headteacher, please alter the Chair of Governors, Angela Colmar at firstname.lastname@example.org