Child Protection Policy Statement

The Governors adopt the Staffordshire County Council Policy for Child Protection.  The school recognises its legal duty to work with other agencies in protecting children from harm and responding to abuse.  This may mean that the school contacts Social Services without parental permission if the Headteacher feels this is appropriate.

Gentleshaw  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Parents can feel confident that carefully thought out policies, procedures and practice are in place, underpinned by advice from the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board and taking account of guidance issued by the DfE (Government Department for Education).
Child Protection
The designated teacher for Safeguarding/Child Protection is the Headteacher,   Mrs. G Parsons and Miss S Greensill and Miss K Tunnicliffe.  They have received advanced child protection training.
The designated Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mr. A. Cliffe.
All staff working within the school have received Level 1 Safeguarding training delivered by the Staffordshire Child Safeguarding Team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. It is the duty of every member of staff to record and report any concern to the above named staff.
·Child Protection
Gentleshaw believes that ‘Safeguarding’ covers any area of school life that may affect the safety, vulnerability or well being of the children. In recognition of this, other policies relating to wider aspects of safeguarding are in place and may be requested at any time. Please contact the school office. (Adult Volunteer Helpers / Anti-Bullying / Asthma / Attendance / Critical Incident Plan / Data Security / E-Safety & Acceptable Use / First Aid and Illness / Health and Safety / Inclusion & SEN / Looked After Children / Managing Medicines in School / Physical Intervention / Racial Equality )