SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff at Cottenham Primary School have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to Social Care via the Cambridgeshire Direct Contact Centre (Designated Person for Child Protection to refer).
This policy sets out how the school’s governing body discharges its statutory responsibilities relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school. Our policy applies to all staff, paid and unpaid, working in the school including governors.
Concerned parents/carers may also contact the school and its governors.
The Designated Persons for Child Protection in school are: Mr James Kilsby and Mr David Morel.
The Governors with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding are Mrs Rosemary Miller and Mrs Clare White.
It is consistent with the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures.
There are four main elements to our policy: