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Safeguarding Statement

St Ann’s Heath Junior School is committed to safeguarding, child protection and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all members of the school community including staff, parents, carers, volunteers and governors to demonstrably share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and rigorous procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers can read our policy which can be found under policies and documents.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible the same day.  Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Jackie King (Co-Head Teacher) and Pip O’Connor (Co-Head Teacher)

Sian Savill (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Laura Allen (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSLs in confidence (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to one of the Co-Head Teachers) who will consider what action to take.