‘Under the Education Act 2002, schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and, where possible, seek their consent to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.’
At Coleshill C of E Primary School, we aim to make safeguarding a priority across all aspects of our work, including:
For enquiries or concerns around safeguarding, you can contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note if you are concerned about a child, you should act without delay and contact Warwickshire Front Door on 01926 414144 explaining your concerns. Please remember, whilst it is usually the DSL who contacts the Front Door, anyone can contact the Front Door if you are concerned.
If you are concerned that a child is in immediate danger, you should contact the police directly.
Providing support to victims and witnesses of crime
Victim Support is currently commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to provide support to victims and witnesses of crime across Warwickshire. Free and confidential specialist support is available to children and young people.
| Victim support booklet
|Victim support referral form|