Chadsmead Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
The safety and well-being of our children is a key priority for everyone and Chadsmead Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes operating in a safe manner and ensuring that everyone is safe from harm including abuse, bullying or accident.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined 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.
This means that we have stringent safeguarding and child protection procedures in place that all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure they are aware of and operate to.
Key Safeguarding Staff
We encourage children and adults to share any concerns or issues and operate a robust approach in dealing with all concerns. If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Designated Leaders for Safeguarding.
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is a statutory organisation whose main objective is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of work that is done in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Children's First Response Team
Children's First Response is Staffordshire's single point of contact for all professionals and members of the public to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and/or family.
If the child is at immediate risk of harm call the Police on 999.
If you are a member of the public who has a concern about a child, and they are not at immediate risk of harm, you should call Staffordshire Children's First Response on:
0800 13 13 126
0345 604 2886 out of hours (Emergency Duty Team).
If you are a professional you must decide on the child/family's Level of Need and use the online referral process. Levels of Need are used to determine the kind of support a child or family requires.