SAFEGUARDING OVER THE EASTER BREAK
With the school IT system being down over the Easter Holidays (2-18 April), we wanted students/families to be able to make contact in the case of any emergencies, particularly if there are any safeguarding concerns.
We have therefore set up the following email addresses which will be monitored periodically. This email address is for urgent safeguarding issues only and we will not have the facility to forward emails to other staff members as the whole school email system will be unavailable.
Little Heath School Safeguarding Statement:
Little Heath School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. “The welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989). ‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or 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. ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2019’
Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils of the school - Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 Part 2 of “Keeping Children Safe in Education”- September 2019 sets out the responsibilities of governing bodies including the need to remedy without delay any deficiencies or weaknesses in regards to child protection arrangements that are brought to the attention of the school management or Governing Body.
- Approved by the Governing body March 2020
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Little Heath School is Mrs T Cameron
- The link Safeguarding Governor is Mrs S Andrews