Child Protection

All Child Protection concerns need to be acted on immediately.

If you are concerned that a child may be at risk or is actually suffering abuse, you should tell the Designated Safeguarding Staff at St Mary and St Giles Church of England School who are:

Catherine Hoskin
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire O'Sullivan
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

All Adults, including the designated safeguarding staff, have a duty of care by law to refer all known or suspected cases of abuse to the relevant agency including social services or the police. 

Where a disclosure is made to a visiting staff member from a different agency, e.g. Connexions or School Nurse, it is the responsibility of that agency staff to formally report the referral to the School’s Designated Person in the first instance.

Where the disclosure is made by a child attending a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) or alternative provision, the referral should be recorded and referred to the On-Site Senior Designated Person and a formal notification made to the school’s SDP where the child is on role for information or appropriate action to be taken.

Any records made should be kept securely (locked) on the Child’s main school/child Protection file.