Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr A Whittle
Deputy Safeguarding leads: Mr R Latkowski & Mrs D Laverty
The nominated Governor for Safeguarding: Mrs R Taylor
Designated Person for Child Protection and Family Support Worker : Mrs D Laverty
Confidential email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our ethos is that the effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of a system where we listen and hear what they say. Every individual within our Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School will play their part, including working with professionals from other agencies, to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and keep them safe.
Our school therefore, led by senior members of staff aims to provide a safe environment and vigilant culture where children and young people can learn and be safeguarded. If there are safeguarding concerns we will respond with appropriate action in a timely manner for those children who may need help or be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Where staff or others need to raise concerns, these can be to the Headteacher/Designated Person for safeguarding who will coordinate a response. Concerns can be raised directly with Children’s Social Care but we would advocate contact with the Headteacher/Designated Person first.
The designated safeguarding lead or Headteacher who is familiar with national and local guidance will share concerns, where appropriate, with the relevant agencies.
Child Protection Policy
These policies should be read in conjunction with our Child Protection Policy
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