Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action that St. Francis takes to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors. Safeguarding is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health and development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
At St. Francis C E Primary School & Nursery we always act in our children’s best interests and ensure we take all reasonable steps to prevent harm to them. We feel that having the correct policies and procedures in place not only protects and promotes the welfare of our children but it also enhances the confidence of trustees, staff, volunteers, parents/carers and the general public.
Our first priority is your child’s welfare and therefore there may be occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. If you want to know more about this procedure, please speak to Mrs Jones.
It is essential that all children, parents/carers, staff and governors know who to approach when they have concerns. At St. Francis we have a wealth of staff who have received safe guarding training. If you have a concern you must report it to a member of our Safeguarding Team:
If you would prefer to email your concern please use the address firstname.lastname@example.org
In this section of the website you will find key documents outlining our policies and procedures regarding safeguarding and child protection.