Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Child protection is a very sensitive issue and it raises many questions and a range of strong emotions. We will do everything we can support our pupils and you can be assured that any action we take will be in the best interests of your child.
Parents should be aware that the school would take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its students.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to significant harm, ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow STMBC (South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council Procedures) and inform Children Services Social Care of their concern.
We have a detailed Child Protection handbook which covers issues such as:
|Important contacts||Complaints procedure|
|Internet and mobile phone safety||How to manage risks online|
|Spotting suspicious online activity||Ten tips for keeping your temper|
|Signs of child abuse||What to do if your child feels they are being bullied|
The handbook can be downloaded here