At Sarratt school, the safeguarding of children is given the highest priority.
‘Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and, where possible, seek their consent to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Services when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.’
All staff receive regular training in child protection and safeguarding procedures.
As part of our school’s safeguarding procedures, every adult with unsupervised contact with children on our school site will need to watch the linked safeguarding video:
Designated Safeguarding – Sarratt School
Mrs N O’Hare – Head of School DSP
Mrs M Serby – Deputy DSP
Sally Hale – School Governor with specific responsibility for safeguarding