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The Nethersole

CofE Academy and Nursery

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Child protection and safeguarding

Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.  Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary.  This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay.  The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.  Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded.  Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.

 

The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) at the Nethersole Academy is Christopher Mansell (Headteacher)

The deputy DSL is Hayley Dawson

Other staff with DSL training are Christie Wyatt, Caron Challinor, Gail Williams and Laura Satchell

 

A copy of the school's latest Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be located below.

Child Protection and safeguarding policy - September 2016

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