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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Child Protection Policy

The purpose of this policy is to inform staff, parents, volunteers and governors about the school's responsibilities for safeguarding children and to enable everyone to have a clear understanding of how these responsibilities should be carried out. The Governing body takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in its care; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support children who are, or who may be, suffering harm.

We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting children from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff members believe that our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.   Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen to a child we know’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interests of the child.