Under the Education Act 2002, schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Services (MASH) if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.
Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leaders and deputy leaders carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.
Our designated safeguarding leads are:
Mrs Louise Barrass (Head Teacher)
Miss Whittingham (Deputy Head Teacher)
Miss Helen Cartwright (Online Safety)
Andrew Parker (Safeguarding Governor)
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, 2015 requires that all schools must
have arrangements in place to mitigate the risk posed by radicalisation.
At Camp Hill Primary School we believe radicalisation should be seen as a safeguarding issue. Vulnerable children and young people may be targeted in the same way as other areas of risk such as on-line abuse and sexual exploitation. All school staff are aware of their responsibilities in this area and have received training in the recognition of signs of radicalisation and referral routes.
The trained Prevent Lead in the school is our Deputy Head Teacher, Miss Whittingham.