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Safeguarding and Child Protection

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are aware of their needs and take action if we have concerns.

 

Safeguarding: What Is It?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children means taking action:

  • to protect children and young people from being mistreated
  • to make sure their health or development is not impaired
  • to make sure that they grow up in an environment that provides safe and effective care
  • to help them to have the best possible life chances, and to enter adulthood successfully.

 

Child Protection: What is it?

Child protection is a part of safeguarding. It means taking action to protect the small number of children and young people who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering, significant harm through child abuse.

Child abuse can happen to a child or young person at any age, from birth to when they have left school. It can happen in well-off or poor families; it can happen to children and young people from any ethnic background, to children and young people with or without disabilities.

 

 

What you should do if you are concerned about a child

If you are worried about a child or young person and wish to report or discuss your concerns that they are being abused or neglected, ring Sheffield (0114) 273 4855. You can ring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Other Useful Emergency Numbers

 

North Social Care Team – 01142039591

Northlands Mental Health Team – 01142716217

Mental Health Crisis Out of Hours Team – 0808 801 0440 or 01142716310

Sheffield MIND - 01142584489

NHS – 111 (for advice and support)

Samaritans – 01142767277 or 08457 909090

Emergency Services - 999

North Multi Agency Support Team - 01142331189

 

Prevent Duty
School is following the 2015 Government Prevent Duty advice to ensure that
vulnerable children are protected from the risk of radicalisation.
All staff and the Safeguarding Governor have completed Prevent training.

There is a new Government website with useful links to a range of resources for example, curriculum, policy etc. - www.educateagainsthate.com 
 

Our school follows the Sheffield Children Board Safeguarding policies.

Please click on the link for further information:

 

http://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org/sscb

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