Keeping our Children Safe
We have a duty to ensure children are safe. In school, we do this by making sure that everyone who comes into the building is suitable for working with children. We also work hard to minimise risk in the grounds and building. This page offers important information to parents and carers regarding issues surrounding Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Alongside Christ the King’s own policies and procedures, information from other sources can also provide advice, facts and resources to support parents and carers to help protect their children.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Our Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy are written with due regard to the Department for Education statutory guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2
Christ the King Catholic Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.
Our school will support all children and protect them by:
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
- Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
- Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
- Creating an atmosphere where children can feel secure, valued and listened to
- Recognising signs and symptoms of abuse
- Responding quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse and be at risk of significant harm and professional support needs to be provided. The safety & welfare of children is everyone’s business. If parents/carers, staff, family or community members have concerns they must report these concerns to the Designated Senior Person (see the staff below) and/or the Birmingham Safeguarding Team (Children’s Information and Advice Service:01213031888(https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20136/child_protection_and_safeguarding/866/worried_about_a_child).
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
- They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
- They should involve the Designated Senior Person (DSP) immediately
- If the DSP is not available the Deputy DSP should be contacted
- Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time
If anything worries or concerns you, report it straight away.
Useful Safeguarding Web Links
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ (for reporting abuse)
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20019/children_young_people_and_families and follow link to children’s service
http://www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk/index.php/campaigns/keeping-children-safe-is-everybody-s-business (Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s business – video offering advice and guidance)