Working in partnership to ensure that every child’s success is at the heart of all we do
Radcliffe Primary School is fully committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of all children who attend this school. The school will work closely with other professions, schools, Bury LEA and the Department for Education to protect and promote children’s health and safety.
Ofsted has defined the term ‘safeguarding pupils’ as:
‘The process of protecting pupils from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables pupils to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.’
Radcliffe Primary Designated Safeguarding Staff
Miss B McKenna Mrs R Kenyon Mrs A Walsh
This information is to provide parents and carers with the knowledge of what to do if they or school have concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.
Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by:-
Children may be abused in a family or in an institution or community setting, by those known to them, or, more rarely, by a stranger
What is abuse and neglect?
Physical Abuse may involve the following
Sexual Abuse is a child being made to watch or being subjected to acts of a sexual nature.
Emotional Abuse is defined as ‘Persistent emotional maltreatment of a child, such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development’. This may involve ‘Conveying to children that they are worthless, unloved, inadequate, or valued only in so far as they meet the needs of another person’.
Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. School has a responsibility to report safeguarding concerns. This may be a child witnessing inappropriate actions or materials. If there are concerns raised about your child, where possible we will always endeavor to speak to the parents or carers first. However, in serious cases, the matter would be escalated to the appropriate agency without informing parents.
Radcliffe Primary is committed to promoting British Values. Our curriculum / ethos supports the Government’s anti-radicalisation policy (PREVENT). Concerns around radicalisation will be treated as a safeguarding matter.
If a child tells schools, school would:
School would not:
It is not our responsibility to decide if the allegation is true or not.
Please report any concerns/issues you have about a child/ren to the designated persons for Child Protection at Radcliffe Primary school on 0161 723 4538
If you need more information on our policy please click on the link below.