In England, the law states that people who work with children have to keep them safe.
At Christ Church, we take the safety of our children extremely seriously.
This safeguarding legislation is set out in The Children Act, (1989) and (2004) and also in the Children and Families Act 2014. It also features in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (to which the UK is a signatory) and sets out the rights of children to be free from abuse. The Government also provides guidance in its document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (March 2015) and its ‘Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in an education setting’ (Oct 2015).
At Christ Church School, safeguarding means:
At Christ Church, we take Safeguarding seriously because we know it can have a huge impact on learning. With this in mind, we have policies in place for safeguarding and child protection to:
We also work closely with Children Services who play a positive role in giving support to children/young people and families at difficult times. We can assist you in getting the right support from the most suitable agency.
Please contact our Designated Senior Lead (DSL) Mrs Vaughan or our Deputy Designated Senior Lead(s), Mrs Devine and Mrs Sinclair if you would like to discuss support or have any safeguarding concerns.
01920 462158 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe everybody is responsible for safeguarding and we take great pride in this work.
If you have not been able to make contact with the school and you have any safeguarding concerns, please call 0300 1234043 to make a child protection referral to Hertfordshire Children's Services.