Definition of Safeguarding
“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance 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.“ KCSIE 2016
Meadows Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection
At Meadows we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment.
Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a young person’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed
with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the pupils’ welfare.
Safeguarding Contacts in School
Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Sydenham – Head teacher
Mrs Mejer – Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Roberts – Inclusion Manager
Reporting a Concern
If you have a concern about the welfare of a child you will need to contact Family Connect on 01952 385385 to speak to a Family Connect Safeguarding Advisor.
Family Connect Advisors are available between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
If you need to report concerns about the welfare of a child outside of office hours please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01952 676500.
If you believe a criminal offence has been committed you can contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or 101.
In an emergency always dial 999.
Safeguarding Policies and Related Reading Material
We would like to make all parents aware of the web page Parent Info. This is a free resource for schools and parents covering a range of safeguarding topics and information about apps and when they are updated etc. The content is updated by CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) and can be found at http://parentinfo.org/