“Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs”. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
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.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
pupils’ health and safety
the use of reasonable force
meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
providing first aid
internet or e-safety
appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.
What to do if you think a child is
being harmed or is at risk
If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed
then you must contact Children Services and tell them your concerns.
It might be you that is being harmed.
Do not delay, please contact us straight away
-We are here to help you.
You can report your concerns online -
NSPCC Website: http://www.nspcc.org.uk
Or you can also speak to:
Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) 0300 333 3000
Shropshire's Safeguarding Children Board -Initial Contact Team 0345 678 9021
NSPCC 0800 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
Please see below for further Links & School Policies