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Caslon Primary Community School recognises its legal duty under the 175/157 Education Act 2002 to work with other agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and protecting them from “significant harm”. These duties are defined by: (Click to view)


• “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2015)


• Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016)


• Dudley Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) - Safeguarding Children

Procedures http://safeguarding.dudley.gov.uk/


These documents set out how we work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by the Department for Education in the statutory guidance “Working Together to Safeguard Children” 2015 as:







Caslon Primary Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people both within the school environment and outside. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.


Caslon Primary Community School is committed in ensuring that all staff who come into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil the responsibility effectively, the school will ensure their approach is child centred. This means that they will consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.


Because of our day-to-day contact with children and young people, education staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in children’s behaviour or their failure to develop. We need, therefore ‘to be alert to the possibility of abuse occurring, aware of the procedures to be followed if the school have suspicions and have the confidence to follow those procedures. Our Safeguarding policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.


Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.


What to do if you have a concern about a child (including your own)


Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect.  We hope this website provides you with information about a whole load of issues.


However, if you are worried or scared about the way you or someone you know is being treated don't bottle it up, tell someone you trust or:


If you are a child or young person or if you have concerns about a child or young person:


Call the children's services referral and advice service on 0300  555  0050 during office hours (9am - 5pm).


Out of office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0300  555  8574 or in an emergency call 999.


Alternatively you can call ChildLine on 0800  1111 or email them by visiting www.childline.org.uk



For practitioners and those working with children


The DSCB Multi Agency Referral Form is an electronic form for referring safeguarding concerns regarding children and young people. Please complete the form electronically  and send it via secure email or encrypted to the single point of access team at  SPA_Team@Dudley.gcsx.gov.uk


To access Dudley Safeguarding Children Board procedures please click: http://www.proceduresonline.com/dudley/scb/



Safeguarding Children

MARF.pdf

Caslon Primary Community School

Beeches View Avenue

Halesowen

B63 2ES

Tel: 01384 818875

Email: info@caslon.dudley.sch.uk

Head Teacher: Mrs K Brass